Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

"The Ministry of Reconciliation" (2 Cor 5:14–21): Paul's Key to the Problem of "the Other" in Corinth

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Mission Studies

Locating the theme of reconciliation in the complex world of diversity, this article affirms and revisits reconciliation as a theological key to deal with the complex reality of our world. Recognizing the possibility of deep diversity of the first century Corinth, the author states that Paul's main purpose in writing to the Corinthians was to help them relate with "the other" within the Christian community and with him. The author then went on to draw what can be learned from Paul's plea to reconcile with God and with each other in 2 Corinthians 5:14–21. In his ministry of reconciliation, the former Pharisee of Pharisees crossed new boundaries as evident, for instance, in his affirmation of women as his co-ministers. Secondly, Paul tried to persuade others to join him in reflecting the meaning of their call to be ministers of reconciliation in concrete situations. Did Paul succeed in his ministry of reconciliation? It is clear from his letters that he was not successful. We will also encounter obstacles and difficulties, but we must hold on to God's reconciling ministry given to us as a gift, plead the author.


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Mission Studies — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation