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1 and 2 Thessalonians Through the Centuries (Blackwell Bible by Anthony C. Thiselton

By Anthony C. Thiselton

This detailed observation on Paul’s early letters by means of an exceptional New testomony professional, presents a extensive diversity of unique views of the way humans have interpreted, and been motivated 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 major students, poets, hymn writers, preachers, theologians, and biblical students through the agesOffers new insights into concerns they bring up touching on feminist biblical interpretation.Provides a heritage of two-way affects, as exemplified via Ulrich Luz, Hans Robert Jauss, and Hans-Georg GadamerWritten through Anthony Thiselton, a number one commentator at the Greek New testomony

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He distinguishes it from belief (credere). To believe seems “an easy thing to many people . . But . . 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).

Bounds said in the late nineteenth century much of what William Law had already said in the eighteenth century. But it relates to 1 Thess. 1:2 and to elsewhere in Thessalonians. ) emphasized Paul’s writing to Christians in a context of pagan disgust at what he regarded as “the unbroken monotony of evil everywhere” (Lectures Chiefly Expository, 6). He wrote, “God had his chosen ones” (6). Again, he spoke of “the ceaseless, restless, enmity of the Jews,” whereas a more variable picture may be more accurate.

2:26), but one which resulted in labor and fervent love. Their hope was in Christ, in contrast to those who hope in merely human endeavor. ” He continued: “All hope worketh patience . . fixed upon Christ” (732). Other hope rests upon this lower visible world. Poole asserts, “We cannot know election as it is in God’s secret decree, but as made manifest in the fruits and effects of it” (733). This is how Paul knew that the readers were elect. The readers experienced “much assurance,” because they assented to the truth of the gospel, triumphing over “the waves of all objections” (733).

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