2Nd Corinthians (Catholic Commentary On Sacred Scripture)
This excellent commentary on St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians enables us to more clearly understand Paul's understanding of apostolic life and ministry. We see his love and care for the church at Corinth, which struggles with many of the same issues that Christians face today. We catch glimpses of Paul's inspired-and inspiring-insight into who God is and how God has reached out in love to the world through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit. We are called, then, to respond appropriately to God's faithfulness and love.
This fourth volume of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, like each in the series, relates Scripture to life, is faithfully Catholic, and is supplemented by features designed to help readers understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively in teaching, preaching, evangelization, and other forms of ministry.
"A blessing offered to the whole Church, Tom Stegman's commentary presents the heart of St. Paul's message: the fullness of God's love for us that has opened up a new way of life, empowered by the intimate presence of the Holy Spirit, who shapes us more and more in the likeness of Christ. This inspiring book will encourage numerous Catholics and other Christians in understanding better and accepting more generously a truly Christ-centered existence."
Gerald O'Collins, SJ, Emeritus Professor of Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University
"Thomas Stegman's commentary on Second Corinthians is elegant, clear, and deeply insightful. He takes one of Paul's hardest letters and makes it intelligible. With a masterful grasp of Paul's rhetoric, he shows readers how the apostle challenges his ancient readers-and readers today-to live out the character of Jesus Christ."
Luke Timothy Johnson, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Candler School of Theology, Emory University