The Thessalonians Debate

The Thessalonians Debate


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The Thessalonians Debate by Karl P. Donfried

First Thessalonians is one of the most discussed books of the New Testament. This volume by today's top Thessalonians scholars introduces readers to the current scholarly debate on Paul's earliest letter, discussing the difficult challenges that 1 Thessalonians poses to modern readers and explaining the various methods now being used to interpret this important New Testament letter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802843746
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/19/2000
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 0.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

    Introduction: The Scope and Nature of the Debate: An Introduction and Some Questions Karl P. Donfried
  1. The Epistolary and Rhetorical Context of 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Karl P. Donfried
  2. The Epistolary and Rhetorical Context of 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12: A Response to Karl P. Donfried Rudolf Hoppe
  3. On the Background of 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Traugott Holtz
  4. On the Background of 1Thessalonians 2:1-12: A Response to Traugott Holtz Johan S. Vos
  5. 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12: An Exegetical- Theological Study Otto Merk
  6. The Function of 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 and the Use of Rhetorical Criticism: A Response to Otto Merk Jeffrey Weima
  7. Thanksgivings in 1 Thessalonians 1-3 Jan Lambrecht
  8. A Structural Analysis of 1 Thessalonians 4-5 Jan Lambrecht
  9. On the Use of Elements of Ancient Epistolography in 1 Thessalonians Johannes Schoon-Janßen
  10. The Rhetoric of Letters Frank W. Hughes
  11. The Social Situations Implied by Rhetoric Frank W. Hughes
  12. Epistolary vs. Rhetorical Analysis: Is a Synthesis Possible? Charles Wanamaker
  13. 1 Thessalonians: Rhetorical Flourishes and Formal Constraints Edgar Krentz
  14. "I Command That This Letter Be Read": Writing as a Manner of Speaking Raymond Collins

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