Paul's Second Epistle to the Corinthians provides a gateway to understanding this doctrinally-rich New Testament book. Hughes skillfully unpacks the theology embedded in 2 Corinthians in this critical text, elucidating Paul's words to the church of Corinth. A trove of insight, Hughes' volume is an integral resource for the study of this Pauline Epistle. Students, pastors, teachers, scholars, and laity will find Hughes' book a valuable tool for research, study, and comprehension of 2 Corinthians.
Straightforward and engaging, this volume affords an in-depth look at Paul's writing, the people of Corinth, and how Paul's words address the issues that the Corinthians—and we today—faced. In digital format, Paul's Second Epistle to the Corinthians can be linked to your favorite Bible translations. In addition, hovering over Scripture references will reveal the text and hundreds of search results will appear at the click of a mouse.
Paul's Second Epistle to the Corinthians was originally a part of the New International Commentary Series on the Old and New Testament!
“himself to it as to an unwelcome but inexorable fate. He” (Page 451)
“Justification, indeed, does not preclude sanctification, whereby the believer increasingly becomes that which judicially he already is; on the contrary, justification presupposes sanctification; and the two become one at last in the consummating experience of glorification. But meanwhile they must be kept distinct, since the former is instantaneous and complete, while the latter is gradual and progressive. And both are in Christ our Righteousness.” (Page 214)
“In Christ God’s holy and loving work of reconciliation has been accomplished once and for all.44 It is because the way of reconciliation now stands wide open that the ministry of reconciliation has been committed by God to His servants. There is no service to mankind more crucial and urgent than the exercise of this ministry.” (Page 206)
“It is plain, finally, that reconciliation is the result of expiation. Forgiveness follows satisfaction. Restoration is achieved through the vicarious endurance of punishment.” (Page 215)
“That as God He is without sin goes without saying; but what is of vital importance for us and our reconciliation is that as Man, that is, in His incarnate state, Christ knew no sin, for only on that ground was He qualified to effect an atonement as Man for man. Nor is the sinlessness of Christ merely a verdict pronounced by His followers post eventum (though that it was an integral part of the apostolic kerygma is apparent from what Paul says here and from the other passages to which we have alluded); it was a fundamental element of His own human consciousness.” (Page 212)
Philip Edgcumbe Hughes was born in Australia in 1915. An Anglican clergyman, Calvinist, and biblical scholar, he moved to the USA and became a professor, teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary as well as several others. He was also a prolific writer and editor of the Churchman. Hughes died in 1990.