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The Letter to the Philippians: Pillar New Testament Commentary [PNTC]

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2009 / Hardcover

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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.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 392
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802837379
ISBN-13: 9780802837370
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Series: Pillar NT Commentary

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In this commentary G. Walter Hansen offers rich exposition of the text of Philippians as well as wisdom and maturity in its application. In so doing he emphasizes partnership--the social and corporate dimensions of community--in the progress of the gospel.

After a select bibliography, Hansen's introduction sets forth the historical setting of the church in Philippi, the nature and occasion of the letter, and a preview of two key themes--the gospel of Christ and the community in Christ. The commentary itself discusses Philippians in light of these themes, considering Paul's greetings, reports of gospel ministry, imperatives for citizens worthy of the gospel, recommendations of two Christ-like servants, and disclosures of his personal experience. Hansen's treatment as a whole is distinctive for the way it draws out and highlights the themes of partnership, citizenship, and friendship in Paul's Philippian letter.

"With themes and emotions so varied, the letter to the Philippians needs a commentator with a sure grasp and a warm heart. . . . Hansen writes with admirable clarity and simplicity, even when he is unpacking notoriously complex matters."
-- D. A. Carson (from the preface)

Author Bio

G. Walter Hansen is the Seminary Professor for Global Theological Education at Fuller Theological Seminary. His other books include Abraham in Galatians and the IVP New Testament Commentary volume on Galatians.

Endorsements

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 expect—devoted 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.

Richard Longenecker
-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, and—more importantly—allowed by God's Spirit to reorganize our thinking and restructure our living...Erudite, challenging, and a good read!

Editorial Reviews

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 expect — devoted 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."

Richard Longenecker
 — 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, and — more importantly — allowed by God's Spirit to reorganize our thinking and restructure our living. . . Erudite, challenging, and a good read!"

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    this commentary set and this book specifically is a good resource as i lead a bible study on philippians. it teaches the history and goes in depth on the scriptures. the author explains the greek and grammar that is used in the original text as well as, which brings more to the reader. its a good rescource that can be used from a resource for a small bible study all the way to seminary academics.
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