By Fredrick J. Long
Pauline scholarship has mostly interpreted 2 Corinthians as a later editorial composite of a number of letters. Fredrick lengthy situates the textual content inside of Classical literary and rhetorical conventions and argues for its team spirit dependent upon a number of parallels with historic apology within the culture of Andocides, Socrates, Isocrates and Demosthenes. He offers a finished survey and rigorous style research of historic forensic discourse in help of his claims, and demonstrates how the unified message of Paul's letter may be recovered.
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