Paul and the Macedonians (The Life And Letters Of Paul Series)
Paul and the Macedonians is the fifth in the series The Life and Letters of Paul. This study explores the letters to the Thessalonians and the Philippians. Drawing on the historical data about the Macedonian congregations and their unique relationship...
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Paul and the Macedonians is the fifth in the series The Life and Letters of Paul. This study explores the letters to the Thessalonians and the Philippians.
Drawing on the historical data about the Macedonian congregations and their unique relationship to the Greco-Roman culture and to Paul, the author explores the driving forces behind Paul's correspondence to them and how Paul hoped to support them in their lives in Christ.The study has six sessions: The Macedonian Letters in Context Sustaining Faith in a Hostile World As We Await Christ's Coming The Day of the Lord The Beloved Saints in Philippi Dispute, Division; Harmony, Unity
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David A. deSilva (PhD., Emory University) is Distinguished' Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. He is the author of numerous books including 4 Maccabees (Septuagint Commentary Series); the forthcoming 1 Peter (Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Series), II Corinthians (New Covenant Commentary), Galatians (New International Commentary on the New Testament), Jude (Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament), Revelation (Socio-Rhetorical Commentaries), An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation; Introducing the Apocrypha: Context, Message and Significance; New Testament Themes; Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews; Honour, Patronage, Kinship and Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture, and The Hope of Glory: Honour Discourse and New Testament Interpretation. He holds ordination in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.