1 and 2 Thessalonians (Zondervan Critical Introductions to the New Testament Series)


by: Gupta, Nijay K.
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description The study of Paul's Thessalonian letters is enjoying fresh interest today. These texts are considered by many to be amongst the earliest extant Christian documents. They are included in conversations about early Jewish and Christian apocalypticism. New insights are coming from examination of the religious, socio-cultural, and political contexts of Roman Thessalonica. And, looking back, these letters have played an important role in the development of Christian eschatology. This volumes serves as an up-to-date guide to these academic discussions and debates and much more. This volume on 1 and 2 Thessalonians in the Zondervan Critical Introductions to the New Testament series offers a volume-length engagement with subjects that normally only receive short treatments in biblical commentaries or in New Testament Introductions. This volume addresses: Authorship Date Audience Socio-Historical Context Genre Purpose Integrity Textual History Greek Style Structure Argument Other Critical Issues Main Interpretive Issues Reception into the Canon Selected History of Interpretation Bibliography Review Nijay Gupta’s volume on 1 and 2 Thessalonians in the new and much-anticipated Zondervan Critical Introductions to the New Testament series is certain to become the standard critical introduction to Paul’s Thessalonian correspondence. Here we have critical yet faithful scholarship at its finest! Gupta includes a discussion of the Greek text and all the significant text-critical issues. To that he adds an in-depth treatment of the background and historical situation of both letters. He continues with a prodigious and insightful investigation of the letter’s theological themes, major interpretive issues, and history of interpretation. To top it off, Gupta provides an even-handed interaction with the best and most recent New Testament scholarship on the letters. No serious scholarship related to Paul’s Thessalonian correspondence can afford to neglect Gupta’s marvelous contribution. Indeed, this should be the first resource consulted. ( J. SCOTT DUVALL, Fuller Professor of New Testament and chair, department of biblical studies, Ouachita Baptist University) Nijay Gupta has given students of the New Testament an invaluable resource. His volume on the Thessalonian correspondence in the Zondervan Critical Introductions to the New Testament series is more robust than a typical commentary. Gupta interacts with influential scholars whose works span many years, including those in German and French. He also covers the history of interpretation of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. In addition to giving detailed discussion of key themes, Gupta treats important exegetical issues as well. I will frequently grab this book off the shelf to assist me in my studies. The Zondervan Critical Introductions to the New Testament series will become the consistent, dependable reference for every New Testament student. ( DENNIS R. EDWARDS, associate professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary) Having written a fine commentary on the Thessalonian correspondence, Nijay Gupta now deftly reviews the main critical and theological issues in the analysis of those letters, including the major interpreters for the principal issues. Gupta’s engaging prose makes the details of scholarly debate and the history of interpretation anything but dull. Moreover, we are also treated to the author’s wise take on these various matters. All scholars and serious students of 1 and 2 Thessalonians are greatly in Gupta’s debt. ( MICHAEL J. GORMAN, Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary & University) In this balanced introduction, Nijay Gupta presents an up-to- date survey of all the major issues pertaining to the Pauline letters to Thessalonian Jesus-followers. Gupta is well versed in scholarly conversations and explores issues expertly and clearly. This is a welcome addition to the best of scholarship on these important texts. ( BRU


Product Code: 9780310518716
ISBN: 0310518717
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
Publication Date: 2019-07-23
Number of Pages: 320 pages
Languages: English
Edition: Critical
Dimension: 6.18 x 1.02 x 9.33 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.19 pounds