1 & 2 Thessalonians: Through the Centuries by Anthony C. Thiselton(auth.), John Sawyer, Christopher

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

This specific statement on Paul’s early letters via a good New testomony professional, presents a wide variety of unique views of ways humans have interpreted, and been prompted by way of, Paul’s first letters.

  • Addresses questions about the content material, environment, and authenticity of the 2 Thessalonian letters, drawing on responses from prime students, poets, hymn writers, preachers, theologians, and biblical students during the a while
  • Offers new insights into matters they increase referring to feminist biblical interpretation.
  • Provides a background of two-way affects, as exemplified by way of Ulrich Luz, Hans Robert Jauss, and Hans-Georg Gadamer
  • Written via Anthony Thiselton, a number one commentator at the Greek New testomony

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As William Neil comments, “We simply cannot appreciate today what it must have cost in terms of family, friends, society, to become a follower of the Way” (Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians, 19–20). The concept of Christians waiting for the Parousia has also lost much of its Pauline prominence in modern thought. As the readers wait, with faith, not sight, we find a clash between traditional exegesis from the church fathers up until today, and many mid-twentieth-century writers and some today.

By this, he asserted, we know our election, and are raised up to heavenly things. Without the Holy Spirit, the word of God is merely a dead letter. Henry shows how readily a biblical passage may address a present reader. The biblical expositions of Johann Albrecht Bengel (1687–1752), often reckoned among the Pietists, are a classic. He spoke of the “pure sweetness” of this Epistle, in which Paul needs no title. Paul writes “familiarly to the godly Thessalonians, who required no preface respecting his apostolic authority” (Gnomon Novi Testamenti, 796).

5) may well include miracles. James Arminius (1560–1609) was a Dutch theologian, widely known as an opponent of Calvin on predestination, yet fully committed to the Protestant faith. John Wesley and Methodism were strongly influenced by him. Like Calvin, Arminius comments particularly on “Our Gospel came to you not in word only, but in the power of the Holy Spirit” (v. 3). 49). He states, “the Papists” urge that anyone may claim the revelation of the Spirit, but they lack it. Arminius dismisses the argument.

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