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First and Second Thessalonians (Sacra Pagina Series) [Paperback]

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The letters First and Second Thessalonians are traditionally associated with the Pauline foundation of the Macedonian Church at Thessalonica. The first is seen as representing Paul's earliest epistolary efforts and as providing two successive moments in his long relationship as advisor to that community. Soon after leaving the area for the southern province of Achaia, Paul addresses the concerns of the new Gentile converts and at a later period responds more directly to queries received from the thriving and successful community. The second document, written in Paul's name and at a later date, attempts to calm the apocalyptic fervor of the community by reiterating its traditional eschatological and Christological teaching. After treating these introductory matters, this study provides a new translation of each section of the canonical text, explains in notes the pertinent textual and linguistic features of the text, and then offers in a series of interpretive messages a literary, rhetorical, and thematic analysis of the biblical documents. The constant concern of this commentary is to provide assistance to modern readers in discerning the relationship between the authors and their intended readers. Short bibliographies suggest other important modern studies. Includes an updated bibliography as an appendix.

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The letters First and Second Thessalonians are traditionally associated with the Pauline foundation of the Macedonian Church at Thessalonica. The first is seen as representing Paul's earliest epistolary efforts and as providing two successive moments in his long relationship as advisor to that community. Soon after leaving the area for the southern province of Achaia, Paul addresses the concerns of the new Gentile converts and at a later period responds more directly to queries received from the thriving and successful community. The second document, written in Paul's name and at a later date, attempts to calm the apocalyptic fervor of the community by reiterating its traditional eschatological and Christological teaching.

After treating these introductory matters, this study provides a new translation of each section of the canonical text, explains in notes the pertinent textual and linguistic features of the text, and then offers in a series of interpretive messages a literary, rhetorical, and thematic analysis of the biblical documents. The constant concern of this commentary is to provide assistance to modern readers in discerning the relationship between the authors and their intended readers. Short bibliographies suggest other important modern studies. Includes an updated bibliography as an appendix.

"Earl J. Richard is professor emeritus of New Testament at Loyola University in New Orleans. He holds graduate degrees in biblical studies from Ottawa University, Johns Hopkins, and The Catholic University of America in Washington. He is the author of "Jesus: One and Many "and is editor and contributor to "New Views on Luke and Acts." He is past president of the Society of Biblical Literature (southeast region) and a member of the Catholic Biblical Association."

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Studio: Michael Glazier Books
Pages   415
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.96" Width: 6.58" Height: 0.88"
Weight:   1.22 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2007
Publisher   Michael Glazier Books
Series  Sacra Pagina  
Series Number  11  
ISBN  0814659748  
ISBN13  9780814659748  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Earl J. Richard is Professor of New Testament at Loyola University in New Orleans. He holds graduate degrees in theological and biblical studies from the University of Ottawa, Johns Hopkins University, and the Catholic University of America. He is the author of many books in the area of biblical studies, past president of the Society of Biblical Literature (southeast region), and a member of the Catholic Biblical Association. Edited by Charles H. Talbert, Distinguished Professor of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, the Reading the New Testament commentary series presents cutting edge biblical research in accessible language that is both coherent and comprehensive.

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Solid - Not Exceptional  Feb 27, 2010
First and Second Thessalonians by Earl Richard is an installment in the recent Sacra Pagina Series of Catholic New Testament commentaries. The following comments are offered for potential purchasers.

From an overall perspective I would situate this commentary on the liberal side of mainstream contemporary scholarship. In the traditional view both of these documents represents integral epistles authored by Paul in the 50-52 C.E time frame. In contrast, Russell posits that the document we refer to as First Thessalonians represents a conflation of two of Paul's letters dating from the mid-40s with some significant interpolations (additions), most notably 2:13-16. While with regard to Second Thessalonians he adopts a pseudonymous view of authorship and dates it from the late first century. His arguments in support of these positions, while not radical, are not compelling. In particular, the argument for significant latter redaction (conflation and additions) with regard to First Thessalonians has little force. Is there any good textual evidence or support in the tradition for these claims? Additionally, it strikes me that such radical textual revision may not have been as easy of some contemporary scholars contend.

From a structural standpoint the text follows the model of earlier commentaries in the Sacra Pagina series; original translation - notes - commentary. Though I have no difficulty with this structure it does make for a dry and somewhat repetitive book if read through from start to finish - granted many readers do not use commentaries in this manner. Additionally, while I respect the effort entailed in crafting a new and unique translation, I am increasingly skeptical of the value of such translations. Clearly, the exercise is valuable for the exegete, causing them to move slowly and grapple with nuances within the text. That said, the resultant eclectic translations are generally inferior to those produced by groups of leading scholars (the various existing Bible versions). Perhaps a more helpful approach would be to work with a given translation, and highlight points of contention or ambiguity. On a positive note the text is relatively inexpensive and the physical quality (binding, layout) of the book is of a high standard.

Overall, while a solid academic work it strikes me as largely a period -piece; a tad too influenced by current ecumenical and academic thought to become a classic. As a result, I would give it only a modest recommendation. For the general reader seeking an overview of First and Second Thessalonians I might suggest a good New Testament introduction (e.g. Brown or Carson). With respect to alternative commentaries those by Fee, Morris and Bruce may be worth a look.
 

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