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Book Review: 2 Corinthians (Anthony Thiselton)

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Anthony Thiselton (Emeritus Professor of Christian Theology at the University of Nottingham and the University of Chester) has written a short exegetical and pastoral commentary on 2 Corinthians. Thiselton has written large works on hermeneutics (here and here) and has a large commentary on 1 Corinthians, which was shorted to a shorter, exegetical and pastoral commentary on 1 Corinthians. This volume follows in that same line, though without having a larger volume behind it. 


In general, I think Thiselton’s book is helpful. His questions are perceptive, and he is extremely well-read and astute. He gets to the point without belaboring the point. I do recommend this book, but I don’t quite know where it should fall in your studies. If I studied 2 Corinthians (which I have), I would need to begin with something longer which focuses more on the text’s flow of thought (perhaps Guthrie, though his commentary is much longer; Hafemann is excellent too). Honestly, if you’re going to study 2 Corinthians, you should consider putting Thiselton’s book into your repertoire.


  • Author: Anthony C. Thiselton
  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Cascade Books (October 10, 2019)
  • Preview the book on Google Books

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Disclosure: I received this book free from Wipf and Stock. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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