By Anthony C. Thiselton
This targeted observation on Paul’s early letters via an exceptional New testomony professional, presents a wide diversity of unique views of ways humans have interpreted, and been motivated by way of, Paul’s first letters.
- Addresses questions in regards to the content material, surroundings, and authenticity of the 2 Thessalonian letters, drawing on responses from prime students, poets, hymn writers, preachers, theologians, and biblical students through the ages
- Offers new insights into concerns they increase pertaining to 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 Testament
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2, 3, 6). He notes that hope is linked with steadfastness or patience, because the Christians at Thessalonica accept suffering. 324). Labor is involved in genuine love, just as faith shows itself in works. indd 26 9/4/2010 9:14:43 AM 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10 27 part of a work of love. 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.
Polycarp (c. 69–c. 155) comments that Paul wrote letters to enable the readers “to grow in the faith . . 33; see 1 Thess. 1:4). Justin (c. 100–c. 185). 73). Clement of Alexandria (c. 150–215) links faith with hope (v. 353). 359). The so-called Liturgy of St. Mark, the Liturgy of the Church of Alexandria, offers “praise, . . adoration, and thanks giving” to “the Father and the Holy Spirit . . 560). Origen (c. 185–c. 254) comments on 1 Thess. 200). 495). He notes: “Through this, he [Paul] is showing that where two or three were found as one, the Holy Spirit had elicited one sense between them and one speech .
They assert: “The point is the martyr spirit in which they accepted affliction with patience for the sake of God” (Donfried, Paul, Thessalonica, and Early Christianity, 126; Pobee, “The Cults of Thessalonica and the Thessalonian Correspondence,” 69–70). Ernst Käsemann famously argued for the importance of “primitive Christian apocalyptic” for Paul (New Testament Questions, 108–37). He commented: “Without it, his [Paul’s] whole anti-enthusiastic argument would lose its heart and its meaning . .