IN The Letter to the Philippians [PNTC] Hansen's approach is simple: write a commentary that engages the original text and other critical sources, and articulate that information in a way that is specifically geared for all members of a diverse audience that includes, pastors, students, and scholars while also serving matetrs of discipleship. For those interested in further research, Hansen's biography will make the task easier and more comprehensive. The Introduction focuses on the historical context of the letter, especially its occasion, nature, and major themes. The Letter to the Philippians [PNTC] will prove to be an excellent resource for years to come, and will serve students and pastors well in both their study of the Bible and spiritual formation.
Donald A. Hagner
-Fuller Theological Seminary
Walter Hansen, representing that rare combination of a first-rate scholar and a pastor with years of experience in the church, writes the kind of commentary one might expectdevoted to solid, informed exegesis with an emphasis on the present application of the text. Its exceptional clarity, depth, and theological richness make this an outstanding commentary that will be of real help to every student of Philippians.
-Wycliffe College, Toronto, Canada
Here is a significant commentary on Paul's letter to the Philippians that is suitable not only for scholars but also for ministers, laypeople, and students. It is theologically sound, critically balanced, exegetically perceptive, pastorally relevant, and ethically focused. It needs to be read, closely studied, andmore importantlyallowed by God's Spirit to reorganize our thinking and restructure our living...Erudite, challenging, and a good read!
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