Emphasizing the historical distance between the New Testament and contemporary culture, Philippians---part of the new, highly-anticipated Fidei Commentary series on the New Testament---provides pastors, students, Sunday School teachers, and lay people a clear and compelling exposition of the text in the context of the Bibles overarching story. The authors move away from application language, which has been criticized as being too simplistic, instead encouraging discussion of how the Bibles story can be lived today. Offering a new type of application commentary for todays context, the Fidei series explains and illuminates Scripture as Gods Story, with each New Testament text examined as embedded in its canonical and historical setting, in order to foster discernment in living the story faithfully and creatively with and for the Church in the 21st Century
Lynn H. Cohick (PhD in New Testament/Christian Origins, University of Pennsylvania) is professor of New Testament in the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College and Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois. Lynn has written on early Jewish/Christian relations in her book, Melito of Sardis: Setting, Purpose, and Sources (Brown Judaic Studies, 2000), and several articles on women in Early Judaism and earliest Christianity. She and her husband reside in Wheaton, Illinois.
Scot McKnight (PhD, Nottingham) is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, Lombard, Illinois. He is the author of several books, including the award-winning The Jesus Creed, The King Jesus Gospel, One.Life, and The Blue Parakeet, as well as Galatians and 1 Peter in the NIV Application Commentary series.