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Power through weakness : Paul's understanding of the Christian ministry in 2 Corinthians

Author: Timothy B Savage
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996
Series: Society for New Testament Studies monograph series, 86
Edition/Format:   eBook : English
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Dr Savage seeks to understand the apostle Paul's apparently contradictory description of his ministry in 2 Corinthians as one in which power is manifested through weakness: 'When I am weak, then I am strong!' This paradox becomes intelligible when it is understood that Paul's critics were influenced by a perspective which was the exact opposite of his: they imbibed the self-exalting outlook of their contemporary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Savage, Timothy B.
Power through weakness.
Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996
XVI, 251 S.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy B Savage
ISBN: 9780511520457 051152045X 9780521496407 0521496403 9780521616188 0521616182
OCLC Number: 967419924
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 251 Seiten)
Contents: Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Power through Weakness: the Background: 1. The social setting of first-century Corinth: an historical examination; 2. The situation in the Corinthian church: a biblical analysis; Part II. Power through Weakness: the Meaning; 3. The nature of the Christian ministry: the glory of Christ; 4. The nature of the Christian ministry: the shame of the cross; 5. The pattern of the Christian ministry: glory through shame; 6. The pattern of the Christian ministry: power through weakness; Conclusion; Appendix; Select bibliography; Indexes.
Series Title: Society for New Testament Studies monograph series, 86
Responsibility: Timothy B. Savage.

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Dr Savage explains Paul's paradoxical description of his ministry: 'When I am weak, then I am strong!' Drawing from archaeological data on first-century Corinth, this study establishes the secular  Read more...

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"This book is a masterful treatment of Paul's defense of his ministry in 2 Corinthians, a ministry that, ironically, though 'weak' in the eyes of the Corinthians, demonstrated the power of God." Read more...

 
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