The Epsitles to the Thessalonians: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
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The Epsitles to the Thessalonians: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1990 / Hardcover

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Charles A. Wannamaker applies sociological models and rhetorical analysis to the Thessalonian epistles as well as traditional historical-critical, linguistic, literary and theological approaches. By combining the two exegetical approaches, Wannamaker strives to understand and explain Pauline Christianity at Thessalonica as a socio-religious movement in the first century Greco-Roman world and attempts to grasp the social character and functions of Paul's letters within this context. This is a scholarly work.

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Title: The Epsitles to the Thessalonians: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
By: Charles Wanamaker
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 316
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 1990
Dimensions: 6 1/4 X 9 1/2 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 9 ounces
ISBN: 0802823947
ISBN-13: 9780802823946
Series: New International Greek Testament Commentary
Stock No: WW2394

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The letters of Paul to the newly founded Christian community at Thessalonica hold a special place within the Christian tradition as possibly the earliest extant Christian writings. They are also of special interest not only for their theological value but for their sociological context. Among the communities established by Paul, the church at Thessalonica appears to have been the only one to have suffered serious external oppression. These two important epistles, then, speak uniquely to contemporary Christians living in a society often ideologically, if not politically, opposed to Christian faith.

In this innovative commentary Charles A. Wanamaker incorporates what may be called a social science approach to the study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, taking into full account the social context that gave rise to Paul’s correspondence. While Wanamaker in no way ignores traditional historical-critical, linguistic, literary, and theological approaches to writing a commentary -- in fact, at several points he makes a significant contribution to the questions raised by traditional exegesis -- at the same time he goes beyond previous commentaries on the Thessalonian correspondence by taking seriously the social dimensions both of Christianity at Thessalonica and of the texts of 1 and 2 Thessalonians themselves. In blending traditional exegetical methods with this newer approach, Wanamaker seeks to understand Pauline Christianity at Thessalonica as a socio-religious movement in the first-century Greco-Roman world and attempts to grasp the social character and functions of Paul’s letters within this context.

A significant and original addition to the literature on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, this commentary will be valuable to scholars, pastors, and students alike.

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Associate professor in the department of religious studies and director of postgraduate studies at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He received his doctorate in New Testament studies at the University of Durham under C. K. Barrett.

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