The events that sparked the writing of 2 Corinthians were clearly a crisis in Paul's ministry and in his relationship with the Corinthian church. The letter that he wrote in response to that crisis contains some of his deepest reflections on the nature of Christian ministry and the shape of Christian relationships. Students will study the rhetoric and theology of 2 Corinthians against the background of the crisis that occasioned the letter and its broader historical-cultural context. They will also explore the implications of 2 Corinthians for the practice of contemporary Christian ministry, so that they will be better equipped to teach the message of 2 Corinthians to others and to be stimulated to reflect on its implications for life and ministry.
Prerequisites (all levels): 24 credit points NT
Prerequisites (level 9): the above plus 48 credit points at level 8
NT030-712 co-requisite: 96cps of study, including 36 cps at AQF level 6
Prior to 2020, this unit content was delivered under the unit code NT704-4/6.
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