Item description for Philippians (Two Horizons New Testament Commentary) by Stephen E. Fowl...
Overview Seeking to bridge the chasm between academic biblical studies and systematic theology, this new series offers section-by-section exegesis in conversation with theological concerns.
Publishers Description In this fine new commentary on Paul's letter to the Philippians, Stephen Fowl notes that for the great premodern commentators of the Christian tradition, the literal sense of Scripture is always regulated by theological concerns. Thus, unlike commentaries that simply append theology to historical criticism, Fowl's volume displays disciplined attention to the text of Philippians in ways that enhance rather than frustrate theological inquiry. While Fowl engages the great scholars of the past, John Chrysostom and Thomas Aquinas among them, he also draws a novel theology of friendship from Paul's letter and unpacks how the teachings of Philippians might be embodied today by Christians in the West.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.28" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
Series 2 Horizons Commentary
ISBN 0802825516 ISBN13 9780802825513
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephen E. Fowl
Stephen E. Fowl is Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at Loyola College in Maryland. His previous books include The Story of Christ in the Ethics of Paul and Reading in Communion (with L. Gregory Jones). He has published numerous articles in both biblical studies and ethics, and from 1990-95 was co-editor of Modern Theology.
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Solid effort Jul 4, 2006
In the Two Horizons series on Paul's letter to the Philippians (Eerdmans), Stephen Fowl traces the history of interpretation, past and present, in an attempt to discover how the original theological context of the letter makes its contribution to biblical theology. As such, it is far more a section-by-section commentary than Marianne Meye Thompson's similar effort on Colossians/Philemon, and would serve as a very useful adjunct to a traditional commentary for discerning the big picture of a passage.