Reflected Glory: 2 Corinthians 3: 18

N. T. Wright

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament

Published in print November 1987 | ISBN: 9780198263265
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682452 | DOI:
Reflected Glory: 2 Corinthians 3: 18

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This chapter presents an essay of the so-called reflected glory in verse 18 of the third chapter of the Second Corinthians. It examines what the third chapter precisely says about glory and how glory fits within the overall argument of the Second Corinthians. It explains that the glory which is seen in this chapter according to Paul's ministry is the glory which shines through suffering. The pattern Paul acted out is the pattern found in the Books of Philippians and Romans that gave him confidence that God will in the end vindicate both him and his ministry.

Keywords: Second Corinthians; glory; Paul; Book of Philippians; Book of Romans; biblical criticism; biblical analysis

Chapter.  6419 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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