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1 and 2 Thessalonians : a socio-rhetorical commentary

Author: Ben Witherington, III
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., cop. 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Witherington, III
ISBN: 0802828361 9780802828361
OCLC Number: 1120427461
Description: xxxi, 286 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Introduction --
The "Metropolis" of Macedonia and its history --
Authorship, date, and occasion of the letters --
The epistolary and rhetorical situation of the Thessalonian correspondence --
The social situation of Paul and his converts n Thessalonike --
II. Commentary on I Thessalonians --
A. Epistolary prescript --
B. The Exordium --
a preview of coming attractions --
C. The Narratio --
the story thus far --
A closer look: Election, persecution, and perseverance in 1 and 2 Thessalonians --
A closer look: Was Paul anti-Semitic? --
Bridging the horizons --
D. Transitus --
closing wish prayer --
E. The Exhortatio --
A call to holiness and hope --
F. Part One: The call to holiness and brother love --
A closer look: Holy wedlock and unholy alliances --
A closer look: A Christian manual on manual labor? --
G. Part Two: The call to hope and alertness: The tale of sleepers dead and living --
A closer look: The fate of the dead --
A closer look : Parousia --
Bridging the horizons --
H. Part Three: Honor the workers and the work --
I. The Peroratio --
parting shots --
J. The invocation/wish prayer --
the God of peace who sanctifies --
K. Epistolary closing --
Bridging the horizons --
III. Commentary on 2 Thessalonians --
A. Epistolary prescript --
B. The Exordium/thanksgiving prayer --
the destiny of the sacred sufferers and the terrible tormentors --
C. Prepositio --
persuasion by a praying proposition --
Bridging the horizons --
D. Refutatio --
prelude to the parousia --
A closer look: Exercising restraint: Apocalyptic answers to difficult questions --
Bridging the horizons --
E. Prayer matters --
F. Thanksgiving/firm living --
A closer look: On doing theology in ad hoc letters --
G. Transitus: Another wish prayer --
H. Final request --
I. Working hypothesis --
J. Peroratio --
On shunning and shaming without excommunicating --
K. Epistolary closing --
A closer look: The ancient art and labor of letter writing --
Bridging the horizons
Other Titles: One and two Thessalonians
First and second Thessalonians
Responsibility: Ben Witherington III.

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