By James Buchanan Wallace
In 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, Paul claims to were snatched into paradise yet then tells how he obtained a ""thorn within the flesh"". Many fresh students contend that Paul belittles ecstatic studies corresponding to the ascent to paradise. This monograph locations 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 within the contexts of historic ascent traditions in addition to different money owed of notable non secular event in PaulÂ´s letters, and it engages premodern interpretation of the ascent. This examine argues that for Paul, remarkable studies similar to the ascent let self-transcending love for God and friends.