Pauline Letter Hermeneutics in 2 Corinthians (Journal For The Study Of The New Testament Supplement Series)
Having presented a brief history of research on 2 Corinthians, Eve-Marie Becker outlines the process of Paul's communication with the Corinthian community and considers letter-production and letter-reception at the time. She develops a literary-historical model for reconstructing the original separate...
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Having presented a brief history of research on 2 Corinthians, Eve-Marie Becker outlines the process of Paul's communication with the Corinthian community and considers letter-production and letter-reception at the time. She develops a literary-historical model for reconstructing the original separate letters (1.1-7.4; 7.5-16; 8--9; 10--13) which were later compiled to form the canonical letter. She defines - by means of linguistics and communication theory - the central theoretical elements for Pauline letter-hermeneutics. There is a thorough exegesis of those parts of 2 Corinthians in which Paul formulates aspects of his hermeneutics, based on the theory of letter-hermeneutics and on the results of the literary-historical reconstruction of the original form of 2 Corinthians. There is also an examination of the reception and interpretation of 2 Corinthians in the early church. This is volume 279 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement series.
Eve-Marie Becker is Assistant at the Institute of New Testament at the University of Erlangen. Her recent publications are concerned with the Corinthian Correspondence and its reception, with hermeneutics, and the interpretation of the Gospel of Mark.
- Ch. 1 Current Approaches To The Understanding Of 2 Corinthians; 1.1. Literarkritik As An Approach To Understanding 2 Corinthians; 1.2. Research On Orality And Rhetoric As An Approach To The Understanding Of 2 Corinthians; 1.3. Epistolographic Contributions To 2 Corinthians; 1.4. So-called Hermeneutical Contributions To 2 Corinthians; 1.5. Appreciation And Critique: Rhetoric, Epistolography And Hermeneutics As Approaches To 2 Corinthians; 1.6. A Preview: Further Steps; Ch.2 A Literarhistorical Reconstruction Of 2 Corinthians; 2.1. Paul As A'historical' Letter-writer; 2.2. The Corinthian Congregation As Recipients Of 2 Cor.; 2.3. Transmission And Revision Of The Pauline Epistles; 2.4. A Literarhistorical Model For The Reconstruction Of 2 Cor.; Ch.3 Theoretical Bases Of Epistolary Hermeneutics; 3.1. Communication By Means Of Letters; 3.2. Letter Writing; 3.3. Epistolary Hermeneutics As Meta-communicatib; Ch.4 Writing And Understanding: Pauline Epistolary Hermeneutics In 2 Corinthians; 4.1. On Letter-writing - 2 Cor.2.3f, 8f; 7.8f, 12f; 9.1; 13.10; 4.2. On The Reception Of The Letters - 2 Cor.10.9-11; 4.3. Writing And Understanding: The Meta-communication Of 2 Corinthians And Its Epistolary Hermeneutical Yield; 4.4. Special Analyses; 4.4.1. On The Function Of Co-senders In The Pauline Epistles; 4.4.2. Grajein In Paul; 4.4.3. Legein, Lalein, Logov In 2 Cor.; 4.4.4. Autobiographical Passages In Paul; 4.4.5. Performative And Meta-argumentative Statements In 2 Cor.; Ch.5 Further Perspectives; 5.1. Meta-communicative Structures In 1 Cor. 8; 5.2. The Reception Of 2 Corinthians (1-4th Century); 5.3. Results