The Apostle Paul is one of the most fascinating and pivotal characters in Bible history. Previously a persecutor and legalist he became a great missionary and pastor to the churches he established. His writings form a crucial part of the New Testament.
However, as his second letter to the Corinthians demonstrates, there is a deeply human aspect to Paul’s writings as he grappled with enormous challenges and difficulties. Paul Barnett’s insightful and sensitive consideration of Paul’s situation and character, seen in his second letter to the Corinthians, sheds precious light on this Paul as he sought to pastor this ‘difficult’ church in its early and turbulent years.
A former Anglican Bishop of North Sydney (1990–2001), Paul Barnett is a Fellow in Ancient History at Macquarie University, Teaching Fellow at Regent College, Vancouver, and Emeritus Faculty member at Moore College, Sydney. Paul is a prominent author on the history of Christianity and the life and character of Jesus.