By Anthony C. Thiselton(auth.), John Sawyer, Christopher Rowland, Judith Kovacs, David M. Gunn(eds.)

This distinctive remark on Paul’s early letters by means of an excellent New testomony professional, offers a vast diversity of unique views of ways humans have interpreted, and been motivated by way of, Paul’s first letters.

  • Addresses questions about the content material, atmosphere, and authenticity of the 2 Thessalonian letters, drawing on responses from major students, poets, hymn writers, preachers, theologians, and biblical students in the course of the a while
  • Offers new insights into matters they elevate touching on feminist biblical interpretation.
  • Provides a heritage of two-way impacts, as exemplified by way of Ulrich Luz, Hans Robert Jauss, and Hans-Georg Gadamer
  • Written by way of Anthony Thiselton, a number one commentator at the Greek New testomony

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He saw labor as “outward kindnesses,” in contrast to those “who evade all exertion for the sake of their own interests” (796). He warned against sloth. The Holy Spirit performed “his saving and miraculous operation” (nec non miraculosa, 797). Charles Wesley (1707–88), John Wesley’s younger brother, was one of the greatest of the hymn-writers of the eighteenth century. The following hymn is based on Ephesians 6, but also reflects 1 Thess. 1:3 and 8 less directly: But, above all, lay hold On faith’s victorious shield; Armed with that adamant and gold Be sure to win the field.

Glory” became a regular one in Paul. Imitators (v. 6, Greek, mime¯tai) occurs in Paul in 1 Cor. 4:16; 11:1; Eph. 5:1; and 1 Thess. 2:4. Antoinette Wire and Elizabeth Castelli argue that Paul’s language about imitation imposed an authoritarian and manipulative rhetoric upon the Pauline communities. Castelli appealed to Michel Foucault’s notion of disguised power for particular comparison with 1 Cor. 4:15–16 and 11:1–16 (Imitating Paul, 89–117). But this would undermine Paul’s claim that “our appeal does not spring from deceit or impure motives or trickery” (1 Thess.

Chrysostom’s remarks on preaching illuminate our understanding of “not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit” (v. 5), Preaching, he maintained, constituted no light matter, and certainly not the rhetoric of flattery, but is characterized by the power of God, by readiness to undergo immediate persecution; and by a response which pointed to the Christians’ election and to their assurance and joy in the Holy Spirit. 325). Theodore of Mopsuestia (c. 350–c. 428) speaks of the readers’ election and effective signs of the Spirit.

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