Paul: A Pastor's Heart in Second Corinthians
The Apostle Paul is one of the most fascinating and pivotal characters in Bible history. Previously a persecutor and legalist he became a great missionary and pastor to the churches he established. His writings form a crucial part of the...
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The Apostle Paul is one of the most fascinating and pivotal characters in Bible history. Previously a persecutor and legalist he became a great missionary and pastor to the churches he established. His writings form a crucial part of the New Testament.
However, as his second letter to the Corinthians demonstrates, there is a deeply human aspect to Paul's writings as he grappled with enormous challenges and difficulties. Paul Barnett's insightful and sensitive consideration of Paul's situation and character, seen in his second letter to the Corinthians, sheds precious light on this Paul as he sought to pastor this 'difficult' church in its early and turbulent years.
Paul Barnett (Ph.D., University of London) is the retired Bishop of North Sydney, and has taught at a number of prestigious academic institutions. Since his retirement, he is Honorary Associate in Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney; Lecturer Emeritus, Moore College, Sydney; and Teaching Fellow at Regent College, Vancouver. He was also Head of Robert Menzies College, Macquarie University.
He is the author of some major commentaries on 2 Corinthians (Bible Speaks Today Series and The New International Commentary on the New Testament); 1 Corinthians: Holiness and Hope of a rescued people (Focus on the Bible); Mark: The Servant King, John: The Shepherd King, 1 Peter: Living Hope and Revelation: Apocalypse Now and Then (Reading the Bible Today). As well as a number of books on New Testament Background and the Historical Jesus such as After Jesus: The Birth Of Christianity, Is The New Testament History? (Revised 2004), Jesus and The Rise Of Early Christianity, The Truth About Jesus(Revised 2004), and Jesus And The Logic of History (New Studies In Biblical Theology).
Most recently he has produced The Corinthian Question: Why did the church oppose Paul? (Intervaristy Press, 2011) and three volumes in the After Jesus series; The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years; Paul: Missionary of Jesus and Finding the Historical Christ: After Jesus.
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