Philippians (Interpretation Bible Commentaries Series)
In this commentary, Fred Craddock focuses on the text of Philippians rather than on conversations among scholars about the text. He begins by exploring the importance of Philippians as a letter of Paul to a particular church. His commentary on...
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In this commentary, Fred Craddock focuses on the text of Philippians rather than on conversations among scholars about the text. He begins by exploring the importance of Philippians as a letter of Paul to a particular church. His commentary on the text differs from many other commentaries in that issues of authorship, date, place of writing, integrity, of purpose are dealt with at points where the text itself raises these issues. In order to assist those who preach, Craddock gives special attention to passages that appear in most lectionaries. Further, he draws attention to the theology of Paul as reflected in all of his letters wherever it enlightens or is enlightened by the text. Craddock helps the reader understand what it meant for an apostle and a church to be partners in the gospel.
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Fred B. Craddock is Bandy Distinguished Professor of Preaching and New Testament Emeritus in the Candler School of Theology of Emory University. An ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has written a number of books, including First and Second Peter and Jude (Westminster Bible Companion series) and Luke and Philippians (The Interpretation Commentary), along with numerous books on preaching.