The Second Letter to the Corinthians
The Second Letter to the Corinthians

The Second Letter to the Corinthians

in Pillar New Testament Commentary

by Mark A. Seifrid

5 Rank Score: 5.28 from 2 reviews, 0 featured collections, and 8 user libraries
Pages 569
Publisher Eerdmans
Published 12/17/2014
ISBN-13 9780802837394
The question that Paul set before the ancient church in Corinth—Do you not recognize that Jesus Christ is in and among you? (2 Cor 13:5)—remains a critical question for the church today. This commentary by Mark Seifrid seeks to hear Paul's message afresh and communicate it to our time.

Seifrid offers a unified reading of 2 Corinthians, which has often been regarded as a composite of excerpts and fragments. He argues that Paul's message is directed at the "practical atheism" of the Corinthian church — the hidden heresy that assumes God's saving work in the world may be measured by outward standards of success and achievement.

Like all of the Pillar volumes, Seifrid's commentary on 2 Corinthians offers careful grammatical analysis and exegesis with clear pastoral application.


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Unlike many commentaries, Seifrid doesn’t catalog and evaluate the opinions of modern scholars. Instead, he provides a sustained exegetical argument for his own reading of the letter and its theology. Seifrid’s theological reflections are rich and rooted in a Reformational Lutheran understanding of justification by faith. [Full Review]
Robert M. Bowman Jr. Robert M. Bowman Jr. December 11, 2016
Just published, but reviews suggest this may now be the best commentary on 2 Corinthians. [Full Review]