Separation Anxiety I


spoiledmilks

Last semester in my Biblical Hermeneutics class I had to choose a 10-15 verses from any part of the Bible and write a 10-15 page paper. I had to figure out the thesis, explain the meaning and form of the text, and why it’s important to us today. Having taught 2 Corinthians twice in Bible college, I knew immediately what passage I would choose: 2 Corinthians 6.14–7.1, a highly contested passage of Paul’s, as a number of scholars don’t believe that Paul wrote this section. Rather they think it was written by another author later on (see below). I am no scholar, but this is just wrong thinking.

This passage is only six verses, and I ended up writing 18 pages. It was probably my favorite paper that I’ve ever had to write simply because it dealt with 2 Corinthians. Here is my broad outline. I’ll give another slightly-more-expanded one next time.

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