Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: 1 & 2 Thessalonians by Victor Paul Furnish

By Victor Paul Furnish

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

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