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Philippians and Philemon

Philippians and Philemon

by Bruce W. Longenecker, James W. Thompson
Philippians and Philemon

Philippians and Philemon

by Bruce W. Longenecker, James W. Thompson


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New in the Acclaimed Paideia Commentary Series

Two respected senior New Testament scholars examine cultural context and theological meaning in Philippians and Philemon in this addition to the well-received Paideia series. Paideia commentaries explore how New Testament texts form Christian readers by attending to the ancient narrative and rhetorical strategies the text employs, showing how the text shapes theological convictions and moral habits, and making judicious use of maps, photos, and sidebars in a reader-friendly format. Students, pastors, and other readers will appreciate the historical, literary, and theological insight offered in this practical commentary.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801033391
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Series: Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

James W. Thompson (PhD, Vanderbilt University) is scholar in residence at the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.

Bruce W. Longenecker (PhD, University of Durham) is professor of Christian origins and W. W. Melton Chair of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables ix

Foreword x

Abbreviations xii

Philippians: Introduction to Philippians 3

Philippians 1:1-11 Part 1, Exordium: Thanksgiving and Prayer for Moral Formation 21

Philippians 1:12-26 Part 2, Narratio: The Present and Future Advance of the Gospel 35

Philippians 1:27-30 Part 3, Propositio: Citizens United in an Alternative Commonwealth 49

Philippians 2:1-4:1 Part 4, Probatio: Examples of Faithful Living 59

Philippians 2:1-11 The Ultimate Example 61

Philippians 2:12-18 Following the Example of Christ 77

Philippians 2:19-30 The Examples of Timothy and Epaphroditus 85

Philippians 3:1-4:1 The Example of Paul 90

Philippians 4:2-23 Part 5, Peroratio: Summarizing the Case 121

Philemon: Introduction to Philemon 151

Philemon 1-3 Setting the Scene, Part 1 165

Philemon 4-7 Philemon's Character, as Illustrated by His Past Actions 169

Philemon 8-16 Setting the Scene, Part 2 175

Philemon 17-22 Living Up to Character 185

Philemon 23-25 Final Greetings 191

Bibliography 197

Index of Subjects 210

Index of Modern Authors 212

Index of Scripture and Ancient Sources 215

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