Meaning and Truth in Second Corinthians
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About "Meaning and Truth in Second Corinthians"
This new and refreshing approach to 2 Corinthians shows how exegesis of the New Testament writing can issue in theology that is relevant to today. Beginning with an account of the essential thrust of the text, the authors argue for the unity of the letter, setting it against both its Jewish and Hellenistic backgrounds, and examining questions of meaning and reference in the interpretation of particular passages. They then consider how the text can be illuminated by the modern study of hermeneutics, as well as by new sociological approaches. The whole study reaches its climax with an assessment of Paul's authority then and now, and the importance of what he says about God. To conclude, the authors provide their own vivid and compelling translation of Paul's words, inviting a complete rereading of the letter in the light of all that has gone before.
Meet the Authors
Frances M. Young FBA OBE (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the recently retired Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham, England. The lead editor of The Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature and the author of numerous books in patristics and New Testament studies including Brokenness and Blessing: Towards a Biblical Spirituality; From Nicaea to Chalcedon: A Guide to the Literature and Its Background (2nd ed); and The Making of the Creeds, she is also an ordained Methodist minister.
David F Ford
David F. Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books, including: "Christian Wisdom: Desiring God and Learning in Love" (2007), "The Modern Theologians, 3rd edition" (edited with Rachel Muers, Blackwell, 2005), and "Theology: A Very Short Introduction" (2000). He is a member of the editorial board of a number of major journals, including "Modern Theology "and "Scottish Journal of Theology,"