* Engaging, perceptive, and thorough, this latest volume in the acclaimed New Beacon Bible Commentary will deepen your understanding of Paul's second letter to the Corinthians. Carver's readable verse-by-verse exposition examines Paul's claim to apostolic ministry, the grace of Christian giving, and the vindication of Paul's authority. Includes background material, comprehensive annotations, sidebars, and an expanded bibliography. 384 pages, softcover.
The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.Each volume features:Completely New Scholarship from notable experts in the Wesleyan traditionConvenient Introductory Material for each book of the Bible including information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, hermeneutical issues, and moreClear Verse-by-Verse Explanations, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the passage’s original languageComprehensive Annotation divided into three sections, which cover background elements behind the text; verse-by-verse details and meanings found in the text; and significance, relevance, intertextuality, and application from the textHelpful Sidebars, which provide deeper insight into theological issues, word meanings, archeological connections, historical relevance, cultural customs, and moreExpanded Bibliography for further study of historical elements, additional interpretations, and theological themesIn this letter, Paul bares his heart to those he loved deeply. On behalf of the Gospel of Christ and in the sight of God, for these ’others’ - the recalcitrant church at Corinth, he prayed much and suffered more. New problems have arisen since the writing of 1 Corinthians.
Frank G. Carver is Professor Emeritus of Religion, Point Loma Nazarene University. Retired as Professor of Biblical Theology and Greek. He holds degrees from Taylor University, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D.from New College, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, with postgraduate work at Claremont Graduate School. He has pastored churches in both the United States and in Scotland.