Paul's Defense of His Ministerial Style. A Study of His Second Letter to the Corinthians

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This study of 2 Corinthians indicates that Paul maintained that Christian life and
ministry generally, and apostolic ministry in particular, must be carried out through
divine power, not human power.


“While [the author’s] work has been undertaken with the utmost academic rigor, it is no mere academic exercise, but finds ample justification by the way it informs contemporary Christian Ministry-as indeed such ministry in any age. We ignore the facts uncovered by this careful investigation at our peril.”Prof. Richard K. Moore, Baptist Theological College of Western Australia

This is a work which has the capacity to make a distinct contribution to the understanding of Paul’s writings at a number of levels, through translation, exegesis, and practical application.”-Prof. John Dunnill, Murdoch University

“Furthermore, in an age when much scholarly work on the New Testament is more concerned with the background to the New Testament, rather than with the text itself, [the author’s] work is a refreshing engagement with the text of 2 Corinthians; the study is exegetically driven and informed by background studies.”-Prof. Ian Smith, Australian College of Theology

Table of Contents

Foreword by Richard K. Moore


List of Abbreviations

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 3: Paul’s Paradigm for Ministry (2 Corinthians 10-13)

Chapter 4: The End of Power (2 Corinthians 12:1-10)


Chapter 5: Relying on God who Raises the Dead (2 Corinthians 1:3-11

Chapter 6: Competency for Ministry (2 Corinthians 2:14 3:6)

Chapter 7: Treasure in Clay Jars (2 Corinthians 4:1-18)

Chapter 8: The Realities of Apostolic Ministry (2 Corinthians 6:3-10)

Chapter 9: Weakness/Power Paradigm for Ministry (New Testament Passages apart from 2 Corinthians)

Chapter 10: Summary of Findings

Chapter 11: Bridge to the Twenty-First Centry



Index of Greek Words

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