Thomas Oden provides a modern commentary on the pastoral letters grounded in the classical, consensual tradition of interpretation. Oden uses the best and most accurate research concerning the historical, literary, and philological aspects of the pastoral letters. He addresses tough issues: the role of women in worship, problems of the rich and poor, the relation between servants and masters, policies concerning support of elderly widows, and how to handle church disruptions.
About the Series:
Combining reliable scholarship with illuminating textual exposition, each volume of Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching focuses on one biblical book, taking into consideration its central purpose; its use in the liturgical and confessional tradition and lectionaries; and its special significance for Christian ethics and theology. Planned and written specifically for teachers and preachers, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
Thomas C. Oden is the Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology and Ethics at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.