Letters of Paul to the Early Church: A Contemporary Translation

Letters of Paul to the Early Church: A Contemporary Translation

by Robert H. Mounce

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Letters of Paul to the Early Church: A Contemporary Translation by Robert H. Mounce

What you are about to read comes from the heart of the Apostle Paul, that great missionary theologian of the first century AD. It is remarkable that our understanding of the Christian faith rests primarily on thirteen letters written by a convert from rabbinic Judaism. No other set of ancient manuscripts has made such a dramatic impact on civilization over the past two millennia. Written to various churches in what we now call Asia Minor, they reveal the unique way in which God allowed the truth of the cross and the open grave to take root in a hostile environment.

Paul wrote in simple Greek and this new and vibrant translation stresses what the apostle intended to communicate rather than the specific words he used to accomplish the goal. Readable and free from ambiguity, it presents the ancient letters in a new and powerful way. You the reader will become, as it were, one of the original recipients, so prepare to listen to the once zealous adherent of Judaism who, by a dramatic encounter with the Christ he was persecuting, became the major figure in the westward expansion of Christianity.

This title was released in 2016 for a short time under the working title Dear Friends, This is Paul.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532634123
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 06/15/2017
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Robert Mounce is a widely known New Testament scholar whose publications include critical commentaries on Revelation (NICNT), John (EBC), Romans (NAC), Philippians, Peter's letters, and the Pastoral Epistles. After theological work at Fuller Theological Seminary, Dr. Mounce earned his PhD from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Administrative posts include Academic Dean at Western Kentucky University and President of Whitworth University. During a half-century of biblical translation he served on the translation teams of the NIV, NIrV, ESV, TNIV, and published a number of individual translations such as the Reverse-Interlinear Translation, The Story of Jesus, and Jesus in His Own Words.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Paul's Letter to the Churches in Galatia 1

Paul's First Letter to the Church in Thessalonica 10

Paul's Second Letter to the Church in Thessalonica 15

Paul's First Letter to the Church in Corinth 18

Paul's Second Letter to the Church in Corinth 42

Paul's Letter to the Church in Rome 58

Paul's Letter to the Church in Philippi 83

Paul's Letter to Philemon 89

Paul's Letter to the Church in Colossae 91

Paul's Letter to the Church in Ephesus 97

Paul's Letter to Titus 105

Paul's First Letter to Timothy 108

Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 115

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