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In discussing these matters, Thiselton also examines the responses from leading scholars, poets, hymn writers, preachers, theologians, and biblical specialists throughout the ages. He also investigates the issues raised by feminist scholars including Paul's allegedly manipulative strategy in laying claim to authoritative fatherhood. With the inclusion of a history of two-way influences, as exemplified by Ulrich Luz, Hans Robert Jauss, Hans-Georg Gadamer, 1&2 Thessalonians is a unique resource whose treatment of these letters offers genuinely new and illuminating insights into the the reception of these two epistles through the centuries.
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Publication Date: 2011
Series: Blackwell Bible Commentaries
- Addresses questions concerning the content, setting, and authenticity of the two Thessalonian letters, drawing on responses from leading scholars, poets, hymn writers, preachers, theologians, and biblical scholars throughout the ages
- Offers new insights into issues they raise concerning feminist biblical interpretation.
- Provides a history of two-way influences, as exemplified by Ulrich Luz, Hans Robert Jauss, and Hans-Georg Gadamer
- Written by Anthony Thiselton, a leading commentator on the Greek New Testament
-Stanley E. Porter
President and Dean, and Professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
With an uncanny grasp of the "afterlife" of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Anthony Thiselton demonstrates why it is crucial that we understand that we arent the first people to encounter these Pauline letters. Not surprisingly, with this foray into the emerging area of reception history, Anthony Thiselton has set a high bar for those who will follow.
-Joel B. Green,
Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary
It will be a key resource for all who would endeavour to understand how Paul has been read and should be read. Lucid in style, this volume is not only immensely scholarly it is also an accessible and extremely enjoyable read!
-Professor Alan J Torrance,
Chair of Systematic Theology, University of St Andrews
“The book is valuable for its historical coverage – there are 89 ‘brief biographies’ at the end of the book – and also for Thiselton’s own brief but wise comments.” (Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 1 November 2012)