By Anthony C. Thiselton
This precise statement on Paul’s early letters via a superb New testomony expert, presents a large diversity of unique views of the way humans have interpreted, and been encouraged by means of, Paul’s first letters.
- Addresses questions about the content material, environment, and authenticity of the 2 Thessalonian letters, drawing on responses from top students, poets, hymn writers, preachers, theologians, and biblical students through the ages
- Offers new insights into concerns they increase pertaining to feminist biblical interpretation.
- Provides a heritage of two-way impacts, as exemplified by way of Ulrich Luz, Hans Robert Jauss, and Hans-Georg Gadamer
- Written through Anthony Thiselton, a number one commentator at the Greek New Testament
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Such faith is human, like any other mental activity of man . . James calls faith of such a kind ‘dead faith’ . . It is faith about God, not faith in God” (Epistle to the Hebrews 209, in Early Theological Works, 16). Genuine faith comes “from grace” (210). The biblical accounts of Noah, Abraham, Moses, and the Judges show this (210–25). indd 29 9/4/2010 9:14:43 AM 30 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10 believing saints that they were “found faithful” (226). In his Preface to the Epistle to the Romans (1522) Luther declares: “Faith is a living, daring, confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man would stake his life upon it a thousand times.
But a number of modern writers have rightly argued that apocalyptic belongs to the heart of Paul and early Christianity. Klaus Koch, Ernst Käsemann, J. Christiaan Beker, J. Louis Martyn, and Alexandra R. Brown are some of those who powerfully urge this case. The special contribution of apocalyptic Alexandra Brown and Karl Donfried argue that apocalyptic, with its emphasis upon God and new creation, remains especially relevant to persecution and to suffering. Brown writes: “From the conventional perspective of the old world, it [the cross] is the symbol of suffering, weakness, folly, and death.
Indd 17 9/2/2010 3:20:49 PM 18 Introduction (3:14–15). The Greek word often translated “idle” is ataktos (3:6, 7, 11; see 1 Thess. 5:14). This word strictly means “disorderly,” or disruptive, but certainly includes idleness and lack of self-discipline. This may have been related to misunderstandings about Christ’s return. John B. Polhill comments: “Throughout Christian history, groups that emphasize the imminent return of the Lord have been known to abandon their livelihood and cease normal human activity.
1 & 2 Thessalonians Through the Centuries by Anthony C. Thiselton