The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians

The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians
Author: Gordon D. Fee
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2009-07-10
ISBN: 0802863620
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

In The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians Gordon Fee?s first aim is a fresh exposition of the biblical text. He shows the reader what is in the text, then what was meant by the text and what it means. Fee reveals the logic of each argument or narrative before moving on to the details of each verse. He concludes each section with a theological or applicational reflection on the meaning of the text today. / In order to make his work not only useful, but also understandable, Fee uses diagrams of sentence structure, italics for emphasis, and a listing of points. He explores authorship, the city of Thessalonica, and the occasion for writing for each epistle, restoring 2 Thessalonians to the place it deserves as a full companion to the first letter, rather than merely a tagalong to 1 Thessalonians. / Like Fee?s previous volumes in this series, this insightful, thoroughly readable commentary on Paul?s two letters of thanksgiving, information, encouragement, and exhortation to the separated, suffering community of Gentile converts in Thessalonica is destined to become the premier work on these books. / ?Fee could not be boring even if he tried. The zest of his prose makes him exciting to read, and his scholarship is always rigorous.?? D. A. Carson

The Authenticity of the Second Letter to the Thessalonians

The Authenticity of the Second Letter to the Thessalonians
Author: William Wrede
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 022717691X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Authenticity of the Second Letter to the Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

Scholars continue to debate whether Second Thessalonians was written by Paul or by pseudonym. The position that the letter is a late imitation is largely based on the comparison of the parallel expressions of the two epistles to the Thessalonians. There are more words and phrases that are repeated between these two letters than there are in any other two New Testament letters. William Wrede’s study is the ultimate source of scholarly perception of these parallels. Not only does Wrede locate some exact parallels, he also finds definite words, verses, and related passages that precisely mirror and reject their counterparts in First Thesallonians. Scholars who conclude that Second Thessalonians is pseudonymous owe much of that conclusion to Wrede’s work. Wreder’s order of the Greek parallels has been reproduced with his original annotations in this translation.

The Pseudepigraphal Letters to the Thessalonians

The Pseudepigraphal Letters to the Thessalonians
Author: Marlene Crüsemann
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-12-13
ISBN: 0567683338
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pseudepigraphal Letters to the Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

Marlene Crüsemann examines the Thessalonian letters in the context of Jewish-Christian social history; building upon her analysis of 1 Thessalonians, Crüsemann comes to the conclusion that it is post-apostolic epistolary communication, and questions whether it is a letter of Paul and indeed whether it is an early letter. This analysis in turn adds weight to the thesis, propounded by some previous scholars, that the letter is somewhat out of place and may be a later work by another author. Crüsemann subsequently illustrates that 2 Thessalonians, by contrast, revokes the far-reaching social separation from Judaism that characterizes 1 Thessalonians, and thus aims socio-historically at a solidarity with the entire Jewish people. Analysing the concept of the Jews as supposed enemy, the future of the Greek gentile community, and the relationship between the two letters, Crüsemann concludes that the discussion about a "divergence of the ways of Christians and Jews" in early Christian times needs to be realigned.

Catholic Bible Dictionary

Catholic Bible Dictionary
Author: Scott Hahn
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2009-06-16
ISBN: 0385530080
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catholic Bible Dictionary Book Excerpt:

More than a generation has passed since the appearance of the last major Catholic Bible dictionary. It has been a fertile generation for biblical scholarship, an eventful time for biblical archaeology, and a fruitful time for the Church’s interpretation of the Bible. It is time for a new resource. Scott Hahn, internationally renowned theologian and biblical scholar, has inspired millions with his insight into the Catholic faith. Now he brings us this important reference guide, written specifically for Catholics, which contains more than five thousand clear and accessible entries and covers a wide range of people, places, and topics. From Genesis to Revelation, the whole of salvation history is presented and explained in smart, easy-to-understand prose. Catholic Bible Dictionary is an invaluable source of information, insight, and guidance for Catholics and others who are interested in enriching their understanding of Sacred Scripture. Scott Hahn draws from two millennia of scholarship to create an accessible and comprehensive tool for deeper and more rewarding biblical study.

1st and 2nd Thessalonians Paul s Letters to the Churches Affirming the Believer

1st and 2nd Thessalonians Paul s Letters to the Churches Affirming the Believer
Author: Practical Christianity Foundation
Publsiher: Practical Christianity Foundation
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2020-08-08
ISBN: 1600980759
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1st and 2nd Thessalonians Paul s Letters to the Churches Affirming the Believer Book Excerpt:

Empowering the Church In his second epistle to the Corinthian Church, the apostle Paul empowered the church by affirming that God's strength and power is revealed and works in our weakness. The apostle empowered the church with God's strength after having confronted the immorality, doctrinal confusion and frequent disputes that had become commonplace among the Corinthian believers. Paul's message to this church was simple yet powerful: Consider the values of Christ's redemption and realign your thinking with God's instructions. Although this letter was written to admonish, instruct and encourage the early church, they are just as relevant to us today. This verse-by-verse devotional study, complete with engaging commentary and practical life applications, will challenge you to pursue a closer walk with Jesus Christ and grow in the faith.

Grasping God s Word Fourth Edition

Grasping God s Word  Fourth Edition
Author: J. Scott Duvall,J. Daniel Hays
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN: 0310109183
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grasping God s Word Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

A Proven Approach to Help You Interpret and Understand the Bible Grasping God's Word has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. This book will equip you with a five-step Interpretive Journey that will help you make sense of any passage in the Bible. It will also guide you through all the different genres found in the Bible to help you learn the specifics of how to best approach each one. Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, this book starts by equipping readers with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts. Features include: Proven in classrooms across the country Hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretation process Emphasis on real-life application Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials Accompanying workbook, video lectures, laminated study guide (sold separately) This fourth edition includes revised chapters on word studies and Bible translations, updated illustrations, cultural references, bibliography, and assignments. This book is the ideal resource for anyone looking for a step-by-step guide that will teach them how to accurately and faithfully interpret the Bible.

Grasping God s Word

Grasping God s Word
Author: J. Scott Duvall,J. Daniel Hays
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN: 0310492580
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grasping God s Word Book Excerpt:

Grasping God's Word has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. The third edition, revised based on feedback from professors, will continue to serve college-level students and lay learners well in their quest to gain a firm grasp on the rock of God's word. Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays and New Testament expert J. Scott Duvall provide practical, hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretive process. To emphasize the Bible's redemptive arc and encourage correlation across the biblical canon, the authors have included a call to "Consult the biblical map. How does a theological principle fit with the rest of the Bible?" as an additional step in the Interpretive Journey. This edition has also been rearranged for clarity and includes updated illustrations, appendices, bibliography, and assignments. A robust suite of learning aids is available for purchase to be used alongside the textbook to help students excel in their studies. These include a workbook, video lectures for each chapter featuring the authors, and a laminated quick study sheet with key concepts from the book.

New American Bible

New American Bible
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1514
Release: 2005-02
ISBN: 0195282906
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New American Bible Book Excerpt:

This style of the New American Bible offers readers a varied selection of binding and color options from which they may choose - and all at extremely competitive prices. The paperback is the perfect size for school use. It features the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum),placement of the NAB notes at the end of each book to enhance the readability of the biblical text, a select NAB Concordance, an essay on using the Lectionary, a table of Weekday and Sunday Lectionary readings, and a table of Weights and Measures in the Bible.

An Introduction to the New Testament and the Origins of Christianity

An Introduction to the New Testament and the Origins of Christianity
Author: Delbert Burkett
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2018-12-31
ISBN: 1107172780
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the New Testament and the Origins of Christianity Book Excerpt:

This book offers an authoritative and accessible introduction to the New Testament and other early Christian literature for anyone interested in the Bible or the origins of Christianity. Designed primarily for undergraduate courses, it provides a balanced, critical overview of the history, literature, and religious diversity of Early Christianity.

40 Questions about the End Times

40 Questions about the End Times
Author: Eckhard Schnabel
Publsiher: Kregel Academic
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2012-01
ISBN: 0825438969
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

40 Questions about the End Times Book Excerpt:

Benjamin L. Merkle is professor of New Testament at Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of numerous articles, which have appeared in journals such as JETS and Trinity Journal. He earned his Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he wrote his dissertation on deacons and elders.

An Asian Introduction to the New Testament

An Asian Introduction to the New Testament
Author: Johnson Thomaskutty
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2021-12-14
ISBN: 1506462707
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Asian Introduction to the New Testament Book Excerpt:

Understanding and assessing the New Testament writings from Asian viewpoints provides a unique and original outlook for interpretation of the Christian Scriptures. To that end, An Asian Introduction to the New Testament is the first book of its kind to take full account of the multireligious, multiethnic, multilingual, multicultural, and pluralistic contexts in which Asian Christians find themselves. Into this already complex world, issues of poverty, casteism, class structure, honor and shame aspects, colonial realities, discrimination against women, natural calamities and ecological crises, and others add more layers of complexity. Perceiving the New Testament in light of these realities enables the reader to see them in a fresh way while understanding that the Jesus Movement emerged from similar social situations. Readers will find able guides in an impressive array of more than twenty scholars from across Asia. Working with volume editor Johnson Thomaskutty, the authors make a clear case: the kernels of Christianity sprouted from Asian roots, and we must read the New Testament considering those roots in order to understand it afresh today.

The Phenomenology of Religious Life

The Phenomenology of Religious Life
Author: Martin Heidegger
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780253342485
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Phenomenology of Religious Life Book Excerpt:

One of Heidegger's most important early lecture texts

Reading the Letters of Saint Paul

Reading the Letters of Saint Paul
Author: Thomas, Carolyn
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-05-22
ISBN: 158768117X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Letters of Saint Paul Book Excerpt:

Paul's message, which is as relevant now as it was in the first century, will edify and inspire us to a more intimate relationship with God.

Rhetoric and Scripture

Rhetoric and Scripture
Author: Thomas H. Olbricht
Publsiher: SBL Press
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 088414478X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rhetoric and Scripture Book Excerpt:

This book offers a unique overview of the development of rhetorical criticism both in North America and internationally through the work of pioneering New Testament scholar Thomas H. Olbricht. Lauri Thurén has gathered nineteen of Olbricht's essays as a guidebook to rhetorical criticism for students, clergy, and scholars. The range of essays from throughout Olbricht's career illuminate the history of rhetorical criticism and reflect the different motivations of ancient and contemporary rhetorical approaches. Essays focus on the history of biblical rhetorical analysis, the rhetorical analysis of biblical texts, the characteristics of rhetorical analysis, and types of biblical rhetorical criticism. A foreword by Thurén and a memorial essay by Carl R. Holladay contextualize Olbricht's work. Anyone interested in the rhetorical study of the New Testament will find this volume inspiring and informative.

The First and Second Letters of Paul to the Thessalonians the First and Second Letters of Paul to Timothy the Letter of Paul to Titus the Letter of Paul to Philemon

The First and Second Letters of Paul to the Thessalonians  the First and Second Letters of Paul to Timothy  the Letter of Paul to Titus  the Letter of Paul to Philemon
Author: Holmes Rolston
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 131
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First and Second Letters of Paul to the Thessalonians the First and Second Letters of Paul to Timothy the Letter of Paul to Titus the Letter of Paul to Philemon Book Excerpt:

Social Science and the Christian Scriptures Volume 3

Social Science and the Christian Scriptures  Volume 3
Author: Anthony J. Blasi
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2017-04-13
ISBN: 1532615124
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Science and the Christian Scriptures Volume 3 Book Excerpt:

Sociologist Anthony Blasi analyzes early Christianity using multiple social scientific theories, including those of Max Weber, Georg Simmel, Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, Max Scheler, Alfred Schutz, and contemporary theorists. He investigates the canonical New Testament books as representative of early Christianity, a sample based on usage, and he takes the books in the chronological order in which they were written. The result is a series of "stills" that depict the movement at different stages in its development. His approaches, often neglected in New Testament studies, include such sociological subfields as sect theory, the routinization of charisma, conflict, stratification theory, stigma, the sociology of knowledge, new religions, the sociology of secrecy, marginality, liminality, syncretism, the social role of intellectuals, the poor person as a type, the sick role, degradation ceremonies, populism, the sociology of migration, the sociology of time, mergers, the sociology of law, and the sociology of written communication. Needing to treat the New Testament text as social data, Blasi uses his background in biblical studies and a review of a vast literature to establish the chronology of the compositions of the New Testament books and to present the "data" in a new translation that is accessible to non-specialists.

Come and See Acts and Letters

Come and See  Acts and Letters
Author: Joseph Ponessa,Laurie Watson Manhardt
Publsiher: Emmaus Road Publishing
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781931018517
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Come and See Acts and Letters Book Excerpt:

How do the Letters of Saint Paul connect to the history of the Acts of the Apostles? What was the structure and governance of the Apostolic Church? How should the Catholic interpret the difficult passages in Paul's writing? Find the answers to these and many other questions in the pages of Acts and Letters in the popular Come and See Bible study series. This study uses modern study tools inductive and deductive learning, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the writings of popes and saints to unlock an ancient treasure and show its current application.

A Social and Cultural History of Late Antiquity

A Social and Cultural History of Late Antiquity
Author: Douglas Boin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN: 1119076811
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Social and Cultural History of Late Antiquity Book Excerpt:

A Social and Cultural History of Late Antiquity examines the social and cultural landscape of the Late Antique Mediterranean. The text offers a picture of everyday life as it was lived in the spaces around and between two of the most memorable and towering figures of the time—Constantine and Muhammad. The author captures the period using a wide-lens, including Persian material from the mid third century through Umayyad material of the mid eighth century C.E. The book offers a rich picture of Late Antique life that is not just focused on Rome, Constantinople, or Christianity. This important resource uses nuanced terms to talk about complex issues and fills a gap in the literature by surveying major themes such as power, gender, community, cities, politics, law, art and architecture, and literary culture. The book is richly illustrated and filled with maps, lists of rulers and key events. A Social and Cultural History of Late Antiquity is an essential guide that: Paints a rich picture of daily life in Late Antique that is not simply centered on Rome, Constantinople, or Christianity Balances a thematic approach with rigorous attention to chronology Stresses the need for appreciating both sources and methods in the study of Late Antique history Offers a sophisticated model for investigating daily life and the complexities of individual and group identity in the rapidly changing Mediterranean world Includes useful maps, city plans, timelines, and suggestions for further reading A Social and Cultural History of Late Antiquity offers an examination of everyday life in the era when adherents of three of the major religions of today—Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—faced each other for the first time in the same environment.

The New Chosen People Revised and Expanded Edition

The New Chosen People  Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: William W. Klein
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2015-11-25
ISBN: 1498209343
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Chosen People Revised and Expanded Edition Book Excerpt:

Controversy rages on about God's choosing people for salvation. Are only the few elect? Rather than typically beginning with the preconceptions of systematic theologies, Dr. William Klein takes up this question by searching for a biblical theology of election. He surveys the OT contexts of God's choosing individuals--prophets, priests, kings--to serve divine purposes, and considers God's election of the nation of Israel as his special people. This OT study proposes that God's election is both individual and corporate, but not always determinative. Individuals entered the people of God by birth, but not all the people found salvation. Faith in Yahweh was required. This book traces these elective understandings through the intertestamental literature, identifying continuities and shifts. The bulk of the study, and the heart of the argument, focus on the New Testament. Klein identifies concepts of election, and relationships between writers in the gospels, the Lucan material, Paul's writings, and the rest. The new covenant, God choosing the church in Christ, emphasizes election as corporate, while the individual election of Jesus' disciples and of Paul raises the question whether such chosenness is necessarily salvific. In closing, Klein discusses the most engaging and divisive questions around God's election, and offers a real challenge to today's church.

The Records and Letters of the Apostolic Age

The Records and Letters of the Apostolic Age
Author: Ernest DeWitt Burton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Records and Letters of the Apostolic Age Book Excerpt: