New PDF release: Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: 1 & 2 Thessalonians

By Victor Paul Furnish

Accepting the frequent view that 1 Thessalonians is the earliest surviving Pauline letter, provide commends interpreting it as totally as attainable by itself phrases, with out presupposing or implementing subject matters or positions which are specific merely in letters of a later date. whereas he has the same opinion with commentators who word this letter's pastoral goals and personality, he's extra confident than a few that it additionally indicates a wealthy and coherent theological viewpoint. provide translates 2 Thessalonians because the paintings of an nameless Paulinist writing numerous many years after the apostle's dying. He regards this letter, too, as traditionally and theologically necessary, even though much less for what it discloses approximately Paul's ministry and notion than for what it indicates in regards to the reception and interpretation of Paul within the past due first-century church.

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