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By V. G. Shillington

2 Corinthians; is the 10th quantity to seem during this sequence. Shillington has immersed himself within the examine of Paul and of two Corinthians. This epistle is Paul's own testimony approximately his ministry of reconciliation and his ministry in protecting the reality of the gospel. V. George Shillington sees this letter as Paul's own testimony approximately his ministry of reconciliation one of the Corinthian Christians (chapters 1-9) and his ministry in protecting the reality of the gospel (chapters 10-13). The thread that ties the 2 elements jointly is Paul's conviction on pastoral ministry lower than the banner of Christ. Paul insists that ministry is to be borne in illness like that of Christ crucified. In elevating the crucified Messiah out of the previous construction, God has inaugurated a brand new construction, within which believers already take part. the single boast allowed is within the Lord, now not in one's personal achievements or increased reports.

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Recognition of this character of the letter helps explain some of the peculiarities of 2 Corinthians. The content and rhetoric of this letter is situation-specific and reader-specific, as are the content and rhetoric of the other Pauline letters in their own way. In this respect Paul's letters differ from other types of literature in the NT, including the general epistles such as Hebrews or 1 Peter. Hence, when Christian readers other than the original Corinthians read 2 Corinthians, they are, in some measure, reading someone else's mail.

Ancient and modern orators employ the rules of rhetoric to convince their audiences to think differently. , for example, mastered the use of social rhetoric to persuade the American people of the need for equal rights for all ethnic groups, particularly African-Americans in the United States. In his time Paul likewise employed the rules of rhetoric currently in use among the educated people of the Mediterranean world. There were schools of rhetoric from the time of Aristotle of Athens into the Latin period (as shown, for example, in the works of Cicero and Quintilian).

Paul's new vision of God's Messiah corresponds aptly with his recent experience of the call of God into Gentile world mission. The Corinthian congregation(s) of Christians are part of the result of that mission. Paul's correspondence with them in 2 Corinthians provides a window through which to view the kaleidoscope of Christ-at-work in-the-world as transforming agent of the Redeemer-God. The view includes the following: Page 14 ยท The Messiah of God, crucified and raised, present in the Spirit, has become the lens through which to interpret the Scriptures (3:7-18).

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