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2 Corinthians

An Introduction And Survey

Linda L Belleville

368 pages
SPCK Group

Though few church squabbles today come close to matching the intensity and seriousness of what Paul faced in the commercial and hedonistic hotbed of Corinth, his strategies and pastoral wisdom in confronting the problems there can still serve as a helpful model for us in responding to a culture marked by individualism and materialism.

In Linda Belleville's careful study of 2 Corinthians, readers will find an introduction to the letter's occasion and purpose, authorship, and other background information, as well as its important theological themes. Passage-by-passage commentary follows that seeks to explain what the letter means for us today as well as what it meant for its original hearers. Students, pastors, Bible teachers and everyone who wants to understand Paul's message for the church will benefit from this excellent resource.

Author Bio
Dr. Linda Belleville is a Ph.D professor of biblical studies. She received a B.M. in piano performance from Eastman School of Music, the Univerisity of Rochester, a M.A. in NT from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a PhD in NT (with specialties in John, Paul, the early church fathers, and the Septuagint) from the University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto. She grew up in Cleveland Ohio, where she served on staff with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and taught piano at the Cleveland Music Settlement. Prior to coming to Bethel College, she was a full, tenured professor at North Park College and Theological Seminary. As an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, she taught in the Young Life Institute and for InterVarsity's National Institute for Seminary Education. She is also an adjunct professor of NT at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.