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A Ministry beyond the Letter (2 Cor 3:1–6)

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Second Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592104
eISBN:
9780191595608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The passage contains hints that Paul's opponents were composed of ‘Spirit‐people’ (pneumatikoi) (2 Cor 2:16; 3:5) and newly arrived Judaizers (3:3, 6). In the Postscript I correct what I said in the ... More


Pneumatikoi and Judaizers in 2 Cor 2:14–4:6

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Second Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592104
eISBN:
9780191595608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The polemic/apologetic passages, 2:14‐3:6 and 4:1‐6, betray the presence of two groups of opponents, one made up of Corinthians (the ‘Spirit‐people’) and the other of outsiders, who had formed an ... More


‘Being at Home in the Body we are in Exile from the Lord’ (2 Cor 5:6b)

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Second Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592104
eISBN:
9780191595608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This statement contradicts Paul's view of body as the place where commitment becomes real. Rather it reflects Philo's distinction between the earthly and the heavenly man, and so must be a slogan of ... More


Pneumatikoi in 2 Corinthians

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Second Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592104
eISBN:
9780191595608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The Spirit‐people, pneumatikoi, were at the root of most, if not all, the problems with which Paul deals in 1 Cor. Paul's insensitive response only served to harden their opposition. Thus they were ... More


Macedonia and Illyricum

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul: His Story

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199266531
eISBN:
9780191601583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266530.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Titus reported that the Severe Letter had the desired impact, but that the atmosphere of the community at Corinth was being poisoned by continuous carping criticism of Paul stemming from an alliance ... More


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