In this lucid expose the second letter to the Thessalonians is approached from a historical perspective. The letter is read as part of a process of communication between its sender and the original addressees, making it accessible to the modern reader. 2 Thessalonians includes a translation of the short Greek text; an historical examination of the letter's genre, authorship and religious milieu; an introduction to apocalyptic eschatology and an extensive commentary on the letter. Maarten Menken's book will appeal to theologians, ministers of religion, students of theology and all those interested in biblical studies.INTRODUCTION According to the prescript of 2 Thessalonians (1.1), Paul wrote this letter, along with his co-workers ... in the reference to a#39;the traditions which you have been taught by us, either by our word or by our lettera#39;, the word a#39;lettera#39;anbsp;...
|Author||:||Maarten J.J. Menken|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2002-01-04|