Second Corinthians (Catholic Commentary On Sacred Scripture Series)
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"The CCSS is a landmark achievement in theological interpretation of Scripture in and for the Church. Everything about it is inviting and edifying. Highly recommended for all!"-
-Michael J. Gorman, St. Mary's Seminary and University
^ ^This fourth volume of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, like each in the series, relates Scripture to life, is faithfully Catholic, and is supplemented by features designed to help readers understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively in teaching, preaching, evangelization, and other forms of ministry.
"A blessing offered to the whole Church, Tom Stegman''s commentary presents the heart of St. Paul''s message: the fullness of God''s love for us that has opened up a new way of life, empowered by the intimate presence of the Holy Spirit, who shapes us more and more in the likeness of Christ. This inspiring book will encourage numerous Catholics and other Christians in understanding better and accepting more generously a truly Christ-centered existence."--Gerald O''Collins, SJ, emeritus professor of theology, Pontifical Gregorian University"Thomas Stegman''s commentary on 2 Corinthians is elegant, clear, and deeply insightful. He takes one of Paul''s hardest letters and makes it intelligible. With a masterful grasp of Paul''s rhetoric, he shows readers how the apostle challenges his ancient readers--and readers today--to live out the character of Jesus Christ."--Luke Timothy Johnson, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Candler School of Theology, Emory UniversityPraise for the CCSS series:(3 versions from Kenneth Baker)"Here is a Catholic commentary on the Bible that offers useful and reliable information about the text of Holy Scripture for priests, deacons, teachers, Bible study groups, and lay Catholics who want to understand better the holy word of God."--Kenneth Baker, SJ, editor, Homiletics and Pastoral Review"In the CCSS, priests will find help for their homilies. This Catholic commentary does not get lost in scholarly trivia that ordinary readers cannot understand. It is fully Catholic and clearly written, with abundant references to Catholic Tradition and the Catechism of the Catholic Church."--Kenneth Baker, SJ, editor, Homiletics and Pastoral Review"The CCSS is a long-awaited addition to Catholic books on the Bible. It is clearly written, sticks to the facts, treats the Bible as true history, and does not get lost in idle speculation and guesswork about the sources of the Gospels and the other books. Homilists will find here the pearl of great price and the treasure hidden in a field. Laypersons who are looking for a truly Catholic interpretation of the Bible will find it here. Those who want to know more about God''s holy word in the Bible will want to purchase the whole set."--Kenneth Baker, SJ, editor, Homiletics and Pastoral Review"This series of commentaries is just what the Church needs today. It combines sound exegesis with pastoral and spiritual sensitivity and is accessible to any Catholic who wishes a reliable commentary on Scripture that is understandable, solid in its scholarship, and applicable to life. Recommended."--Ralph Martin, director graduate theology programs in the new evangelization, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Archdiocese of Detroit; author of The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints"The Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture richly provides what has for so long been lacking among contemporary scriptural commentaries. Its goal is to assist Catholic preachers and teachers, lay and ordained, in their ministry of the Word. Moreover, it offers ordinary Catholics a scriptural resource that will enhance their understanding of God''s Word and thereby deepen their faith. Thus these commentaries, nourished on the faith of the Church and guided by scholarly wisdom, are both exegetically sound and spiritually nourishing. They are indispensable tools for preaching, catechesis, evangelization, and other forms of pastoral ministry."--Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM Cap, executive director of the secretariat for doctrine, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops"Catholic biblical literature is so abundant that one might raise the question, do we need another commentary on the Holy Scriptures? Such a question will inevitably arise in the minds of those for whom science and mathematics alone give us valid knowledge. But whereas these branches of knowledge grow ''horizontally'' (that is, solve one problem to turn to the next), knowle
There is an increasing hunger among Catholics to study the Bible in depth and in a way that integrates Scripture with Catholic doctrine, worship, and daily life. Second Corinthians is the fourth of seventeen volumes in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS), a new series that will cover the entire New Testament and interprets Scripture from within the living tradition of the Church. This volume, like each in the series, is supplemented by features designed to help readers understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively.
Thomas D. Stegman, SJ (Ph.D., Emory University) is associate professor of New Testament at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in Newton, Massachusetts. He is the author of The Character of Jesus: The Linchpin to Paul's Argument in 2 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians (Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture).
- Introduction<br>setting The Stage (1:1-11)<br>aligned With The Yes Of Jesus (1:12-22)<br>clearing The Air (1:23-2:13)<br>minister Of The New Covenant (2:14-3:11)<br>transformed Into "the Image Of God" (3:12-4:6)<br>suffering As A Mark Of Apostleship (4:7-15)<br>resurrection Hope (4:16-5:10)<br>christ's Compelling Love And God's Gift Of Reconciliation (5:11-21)<br>résumé Of The Minister Of Reconciliation (6:1-10)<br>"open Your Hearts" (6:11-7:4)<br>looking Back, Once More (7:5-16)<br>collection For The Jerusalem Church (1): Participating In The Work Of Grace (8:1-24)<br>collection For The Jerusalem Church (2): Theological Foundation And Fruits (9:1-15)<br>"battling" On Behalf Of God (10:1-18)<br>paul Vs. The "superapostles" (11:1-15)<br>foolish Boasting (11:16-33)<br>power In Weakness (12:1-13)<br>announcing His Third Visit (12:14-13:4)<br>"take On The Character Of Jesus" (13:5-13)<br>suggested Resources<br>glossary<br>indexes<br>map