This chapter forms an introduction to 2 Corinthians. Introductory matters discussed are the placing of Paul in mid-first century AD, the city of Corinth, the Corinthian context and leadership values, Paul’s relationship with the Corinthians, the form and purpose of the letter, the message and intent of 2 Corinthians, and the outline of the book.
This is an extended review of N T Wright’s important book The Resurrection of the Son of God. The book has two main aims. First to reassert that the authors of the New Testament believed that Jesus was raised bodily from the dead. Second to clarify the authors’ understanding of resurrection for those who believe in Jesus.