The New Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture is one of the most exciting new series available today. Its combination of world-class scholarship located within the Catholic tradition should make for an excellent treatment ofScripture. In this volume, Thomas Stegman presents us with his work on Second Corinthians, a book he believes demands the most attention from Christians. Stegman is judicious and handles the material of 2 Corinthians well, without losing his intended audience-Catholics who since Vatican II have shown a greater desire to learn about and understand Scripture and its role in their faith.
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 (PhD, Emory University), is dean of the 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.