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.
Introduction Setting the Stage (1:1-11) Aligned with the Yes of Jesus (1:12-22) Clearing the Air (1:23-2:13) Minister of the New Covenant (2:14-3:11) Transformed into "the Image of God" (3:12-4:6) Suffering As a Mark of Apostleship (4:7-15) Resurrection Hope (4:16-5:10) Christ's Compelling Love and God's Gift of Reconciliation (5:11-21) Resume of the Minister of Reconciliation (6:1-10) "Open Your Hearts" (6:11-7:4) Looking Back, Once More (7:5-16) Collection for the Jerusalem Church (1): Participating in the Work of Grace (8:1-24) Collection for the Jerusalem Church (2): Theological Foundation and Fruits (9:1-15) "Battling" on Behalf of God (10:1-18) Paul vs. the "Superapostles" (11:1-15) Foolish Boasting (11:16-33) Power in Weakness (12:1-13) Announcing His Third Visit (12:14-13:4) "Take on the Character of Jesus" (13:5-13) Suggested Resources Glossary Indexes Map