9780804231428

First and Second Thessalonians

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  • ISBN13:

    9780804231428

  • ISBN10:

    0804231427

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-03-01
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Pr

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Summary

In this brilliant commentary, Beverly Roberts Gaventa discusses the issues central to the books of Thessalonians, identifying what makes each book important for the life of the church today, as well as for preachers and teachers.Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO FIRST THESSALONIANS 1(9)
The Author and Audience
2(3)
The Form and Purpose of 1 Thessalonians
5(2)
The Structure of the Letter
7(1)
The Reading of a Letter
8(2)
COMMENTARY ON FIRST THESSALONIANS 10(51)
Grace to You and Peace 1 Thessalonians 1:1
10(3)
Profusion of Thanksgiving 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10
13(9)
Remembering the Work of the Apostles 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16
22(17)
2:1-12 Apostles Worthy of God
23(8)
Reflection: Maternal Imagery in the Letters of Paul
31(3)
2:13-16 Receiving and Opposing the Word of God
34(5)
Separation and Reassurance 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13
39(9)
2:17-3:5 We Could Bear It No Longer
40(3)
3:6-10 Timothy's Return
43(2)
3:11-13 A Concluding Prayer for Love
45(3)
Concerning Lives That Please God 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
48(13)
4:1-2 Instructions through the Lord Jesus
49(2)
4:3-8 The Call to Hotliness
51(5)
4:9-12 Philadelphia (The Love of Brothers and Sisters)
56(5)
INTERPRETATION 61(28)
Comforted and Challenged by the Return of the Lord 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11
61(18)
4:13-18 Comforted by the Hope of the Lord's Return
62(7)
5:1-11 Challenged by the Hope of the Lord's Return
69(7)
Reflection: Preaching and Teaching Eschatology
76(3)
Conduct within the Community of Believers 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24
79(8)
Read This Letter! 1 Thessalonians 5:25-28
87(2)
INTRODUCTION TO SECOND THESSALONIANS 89(9)
The Structure of the Letter: 1 Thessalonians Recalled
90(1)
The Content of the Letter: 1 Thessalonians Rejected?
91(2)
The Question of Authorship and Audience
93(1)
The "Nuclear Holocaust" Response
94(1)
A Difficult Letter and the Question of Significance
95(3)
COMMENTARY ON SECOND THESSALONIANS 98(37)
Grace to You and Peace 2 Thessalonians 1:1-2
98(1)
Thanksgiving and Judgment 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12
98(9)
The Return of the Lord and the Revelation of Evil 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
107(17)
2:1-2 Shaken Up by the Day of the Lord
108(2)
2:3-12 The Defeat of Delusion
110(8)
Reflection: The Persistence of Evil
118(3)
2:13-17 Continuing in God's Calling
121(3)
The Things Commanded 2 Thessalonians 3:1-15
124(8)
3:1-5 The Word of the Lord
125(5)
3:6-15 A Solemn Warning about Idleness
127(5)
Peace at All Times in All Ways 2 Thessalonians 3:16-18
132(3)
Bibliography 135

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