The Thessalonians Debate
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First Thessalonians is one of the most discussed books of the New Testament. This volume by today's top Thessalonians scholars introduces readers to the current scholarly debate on Paul's earliest letter, discussing the difficult challenges that 1 Thessalonians poses to modern readers and explaining the various methods now being used to interpret this important New Testament letter.
This volume introduces readers to the current scholarly debate over the earliest extant document of Christianity. Largely collected from presentations to the International New Testament Society, these essays discuss the exegetical challenges that 1 Thessalonians poses to modern interpreters and explore the diverse approaches now in use. Contributors include Biblical scholars, theologians, and members of the clergy from Africa, Europe, the United States, and the West Indies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Donfried is professor of religion and biblical literature, Smith College, Northhampton, Massachusetts.