Ivp Ntc: 1-3 John (Ivp New Testament Commentary Series)
When to fight and when to compromise are not always easy choices to make. Stubbornly defending the truth can easily end up in arrogance that discredits the gospel, while too readily seeking middle ground can leave truth by the wayside. ...
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When to fight and when to compromise are not always easy choices to make. Stubbornly defending the truth can easily end up in arrogance that discredits the gospel, while too readily seeking middle ground can leave truth by the wayside.
^^Torn by conflict and marred by schism, the congregation to whom John addressed his letters stood in need of his strong exhortations to love and unity within the bounds of truth. His word to them is well suited to the church today, confronted by controversies within and without that challenge its ability and will to stand for the truth in a pluralistic society.
^^In this careful study of John's letters, readers will find an introduction, that discusses the letters' occasion and purpose, authorship and date, orders and theological themes. A passage-by-passage commentary follows that seeks to explain what each letter means for us today as well as what it meant for its original hearers. ^
Marianne Meye Thompson (Ph.D., Duke University) is George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, and an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Her previous books include commentaries on the Gospel of John (New Testament Library, John Knox); 1-3 John (InterVarsity Press); Colossians and Philemon (New Horizons Theological Commentary); The Humanity of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel; The God of the Gospel of John and Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology with Joel Green & Paul Achtemeier
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