Item description for First And Second Timothy, Titus, Philemon (New Collegeville Bible Commentary. New Testament) by Terence J. Keegan...
Overview Keegan's commentaries on these precious remnants of 1st-century Christianity provide information and insight regarding the gradual growth of the church. Includes New American Bible translation.
Publishers Description First and Second Timothy and Titus are designated Pastoral Letters because they deal with leadership and organizational issues of the early Christian community. Probably written after the death of Paul, they nevertheless express what Paul himself would have and could have written to community leaders. Second Timothy gives the greatest amount of biographical material we have about Paul. The Letter to Philemon, a miniature but authentic Pauline Jewel, is a masterpiece of persuasion regarding a slave's freedom. Terence J. Keegan's perceptive commentaries on these precious remnants of first century Christianity provide information and insight regarding the gradual growth of the church. There are pertinent lessons here for today's shepherds and their flocks. Comprehensive and understandable, the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series brings the timeless messages and relevance of the New Testament to today's readers. With recent scholarship, this series provides vital background and addresses important questions such as authorship and cultural context. The New Collegeville Bible Commentary includes New American Bible translation and will appeal to preachers, teachers, Bible study groups, and all Bible readers.
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Studio: Liturgical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date May 19, 2006
Publisher Liturgical Press
Series New Collegeville Bible Commentary
Series Number 9
ISBN 0814628680 ISBN13 9780814628683
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More About Terence J. Keegan
Terence J. Keegan, O.P., serves as the executive vice president and treasurer at Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island.
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Breaking Open Scripture for Today's Christians May 11, 2006
This work, as others in the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series, provides a verse - by - verse examination of its subject. The layout is an excellent study aid: the reading, with boldface subheadings, runs across the top of each page, and the commentary, with related bold headings, appears below.
Keegan, a professor of theology at Providence College, begins each section by introducing the author of the letter and linking it to the others in this volume and to Christian practice over time. We learn, for instance, that 1 Timothy challenges the contemporary reader to engage society within the context of the gospel message. And the Second Letter to Timothy, Keegan says, "speaks powerfully to a modern culture" on the value of loyalty, fidelity, and suffering for the sake of the gospel. The Letter to Titus, while accepting the institution of slavery, recognizes the tension between the gospel message and slavery and "calls for a reordering of relationships on a higher plane than those possible within secular society."
With this emphasis on the timelessness of the scripture messages, the insights of the commentary itself, and the discussion questions provided, Keegan's work is an excellent resource for individuals and groups interested in bible study.