Item description for Paul and the Macedonians: The Life and Letters of Paul (The Life and Letters of Paul Study) by David Desilva...
Overview Drawing on the historical data about the Macedonian congregations and their unique relationship to the Greco-Roman culture and to Paul, deSilva explores the driving forces behind Paul's correspondence to then 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. Each session is self-contained and includes study questions and activities for discussion and reflection that are all you need to lead a group or to pursue the study on your own.
Publishers Description 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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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2001
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Series Life And Letters Of Paul
ISBN 0687090784 ISBN13 9780687090785
Availability 0 units.
More About David Desilva
The Rev. Dr. David A. deSilva is Trustees' Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary, Director of Music, and Organist at Christ United Methodist Church in Ashland, Ohio. He is also an elder in the Florida Conference and author of eighteen books, including New Testament Themes.
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Great St. Paul Bible Study May 1, 2007
Designed to be a six-week Bible class study guide, author David DeSilva brings an interesting and informative examination with his 108-page book "Paul and the Macedonians" (paperback 2001). This quick study presents Professor DeSilva's analysis of St. Paul's three 1st century letters to the Philippians and Thessalonians.
The book is divided into six easy to read chapters that contain multiple sections designed for participation, leading, and teaching. These sections host several questions in caption boxes that will evoke group discussion.
DeSilva tells St. Paul's missionary story with an eye to chronological events by means of specific faith-filled vignettes. Although no footnotes or maps are provided in the text DeSilva's biblical scholarship is apparent. He cites many Bible verses throughout the book. The book is replete with information about St. Paul, 1st Greek and Roman Philippi and Thessalonica, and 1st century Mediterranean culture.
Perhaps the only downside to this book is the author's protracted use of St. Luke's secondary source "Acts of the Apostles" for Paul. (Certainly, when Luke is good he is really good, but when Luke does not know information about Paul of Tarsus, he is really bad!) It is much better to use Paul's own words to navigate his story and sprinkle in Lucan certainty occasionally.
DeSilva is a very good study book. It is recommended to all who want to study St. Paul, his Macedonian letters, or the 1st century Greco-Roman world.