From Hope to Despair in Thessalonica

Colin R. Nicholl examines the situations giving rise to each Letter with a view to determining how the two relate historically.

Author: Colin R. Nicholl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139450336

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This ground breaking analysis cuts to the heart of the critical debate surrounding the two Thessalonian Epistles. Colin R. Nicholl examines the situations giving rise to each Letter with a view to determining how the two relate historically. His book presents an original and compelling hypothesis, arguing that reflected in the Letters are two stages of a single crisis plaguing a recently formed Greek Church, which spiralled from hope into despair on account of confusion about 'the end'. In addition to making a fresh case for the authenticity of 2 Thessalonians and resolving one of the most difficult problems in the Bible - the identity of 'the Restrainer' - this monograph is a comprehensive analysis of the Thessalonian Epistles. It will provide an indispensable resource for scholars and pastors interested in the Thessalonian correspondence.
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1 and 2 Thessalonians

See From Hope to Despair, 3; cf. 49. 194. See From Hope to Despair, 3–4. 195.
From Hope to Despair, 48. 196. From Hope to Despair, 48. Nicholl posits that the
Thessalonians were apparently not properly instructed about the resurrection of ...

Author: Nijay K. Gupta

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310518723

Category: Religion

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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
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1 and 2 Thessalonians

Contra Colin R. Nicholl, From Hope to Despair in Thessalonica: Situating 1 and 2
Thessalonians (SNTSMS 126; Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004), 23,
who believes that Paul is giving the verb κοιμάω a new, specifically Christian ...

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Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310492870

Category: Religion

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1 and 2 Thessalonians is another release in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series—the only commentary series with a graphical display, theology in application section and identification of the main idea for each section. Designed for the pastor and Bible teacher, the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament brings together commentary features rarely gathered in one volume. Written by notable evangelical scholars, each volume treats the literary context and structure of the passage in the original Greek and each author provides an original translation based on the literary structure. The series consistently provides a main point, exegetical outline, verse-by-verse commentary, and theology in application in each section of every commentary. Critical scholarship informs each step but does not dominate the commentary, allowing readers to concentrate on the biblical author’s message as it unfolds. While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical Greek, all who strive to understand and teach the New Testament will find these books beneficial.
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The 1 and 2 Thessalonians Commentary Collection

Contra Colin R. Nicholl, From Hope to Despair in Thessalonica: Situating 1 and 2
Thessalonians (SNTSMS 126; Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004), 23,
who believes that Paul is giving the verb κοιμάω a new, specifically Christian ...

Author: Michael W. Holmes

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310536239

Category: Religion

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This 1 and 2 Thessalonians commentary bundle features volumes from the NIV Application Commentary Series, Zondervan Exegetical Commentary Series, and Story of God Bible Commentary Series authored by Michael W. Holmes, Gary S. Shogren, and John Byron. The diverse features from each of the volumes gives you all the tools you need to master the books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians.
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Paul and the Imperial Authorities at Thessalonica and Rome

For a defence of Paul's authorship of 2 Thessalonians, see A. J. Malherbe, The
Letters to the Thessalonians (New York: Doubleday, 2000), 364—370; C. R.
Nicholl, From Hope to Despair in Thessalonica: Situating 1 and 2 Thessalonians
 ...

Author: James R. Harrison

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161498801

Category: Religion

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James R. Harrison investigates the collision between Paul's eschatological gospel and the Julio-Claudian conception of rule. The ruler's propaganda, with its claim about the 'eternal rule' of the imperial house over its subjects, embodied in idolatry of power that conflicted with Paul's proclamation of the reign of the risen Son of God over his world. This ideological conflict is examined in 1 and 2 Thessalonians and in Romans, exploring how Paul's eschatology intersected with the imperial cult in the Greek East and in the Latin West. A wide selection of evidence - literary, documentary, numismatic, iconographic, archeological - unveils the 'symbolic universe' of the Julio-Claudian rulers. This construction of social and cosmic reality stood at odds with the eschatological denouement of world history, which, in Paul's view, culminated in the arrival of God's new creation upon Christ's return as Lord of all. Paul exalted the Body of Christ over Nero's 'body of state', transferring to the risen and ascended Jesus many of the ruler's titles and to the Body of Christ many of the ruler's functions. Thus, for Paul, Christ's reign challenged the values of Roman society and transformed its hierarchical social relations through the Spirit.
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The Eschatology of First Thessalonians

“Eschatology in 1 Thessalonians: The Theological Factor in 1:9—10; 2:4—5; 3:11
-13; 4:6 and 4:13—18.” In: ACHTEMEIER (1980) 219-231. NICHOLL, Colin R.
2004. From Hope to Despair in Thessalonica: Situating 1 andZ Thessalonians.

Author: David Luckensmeyer

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783647539690

Category: Fiction

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David Luckensmeyer gelingt durch die Untersuchung der eschatologischen Motive ein hervorragender Zugang zum ersten Thessalonicherbrief. Er analysiert die grundlegenden Richtungen des enthaltenen Diskurses erstmalig, und verdeutlicht sowohl die Rhetorik wie auch die Briefstruktur des 1. Briefes an die Thessalonicher. Durch diese Zugangsweise lassen sich die verschiedenen eschatologischen Motive als Teil einer systematischen Aufforderung des Verfassers an eine Gemeinde verstehen, die einen Konflikt zu bestehen hat.Luckensmeyer verdeutlicht die Eschatologie als den besten hermeneutischen Schlüssel, um die systematischen Aspekte des Briefes zu interpretieren. Es besteht kein Zweifel: Eschatologische Motive sind im Überfluss vorhanden, etwa in 1,9–10; 2,13–16; 4,13–18 oder 5,1–11. Der Frage, auf welche Weise diese Motive die Absichten des Paulus in seinem Schreiben verdeutlichen, widmet sich Luckensmeyer ganz besonders. Paulus kann verständlich machen, warum die Thessalonicher im Konflikt leben und sie zugleich zu einem neuen Verständnis von Gemeinde ermutigen.Die ausführliche Bibliographie gibt einen guten Überblick über die neueste Sekundärliteratur und verschiedene Register erleichtern den Zugang.
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1 and 2 Thessalonians

One of the most striking features of the rhetoric of 2 Thessalonians is that the
arguments start with refutation rather than confirmation. ... C. R. Nicholl, From
Hope to Despair in Thessalonica (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004
), pp.

Author: Ben Witherington

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802828361

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Paul's two letters to the Thessalonians stand as some of the very earliest Christian documents, yet they appear well into Paul's missionary career, giving them a unique context well worth exploring. In this first full-scale socio-rhetorical commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Ben Witherington gleans fresh insight from reading Paul's text in the light of rhetorical concerns and patterns, early Jewish theology, and the first-century historical situation in Macedonia. Witherington's distinctive socio-rhetorical approach helps unearth insights that would otherwise remain hidden using only form criticism, epistolary categories, and traditional criticism. Witherington details Thessalonica's place as the "metropolis" of Macedonia, and he carefully unpacks the social situation of Paul and his recipients. Scholars will appreciate the careful analysis and rhetorical insights contained here, while Witherington's clear prose and sensitivity to Paul's ideas make this work ideal for all who desire a useful, readable commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians.
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The Letters of Paul as Rituals of Worship

Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eter- nal
encouragement and good hope in grace, ... As Nicholl (From Hope to Despair,
138n114) points out, the Thessalonians “need to know that they have an
objectively ...

Author: John Paul Heil

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621898856

Category: Religion

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This book focuses on worship in the letters of Paul in an effort to shed some light upon this key theme and bring the various dimensions of its significance into the foreground of Pauline studies. Each of the thirteen New Testament letters attributed to Paul are treated exclusively from the aspect of worship, as understood in its most comprehensive sense in the biblical tradition, with the liturgical and the ethical facets of worship held in dynamic interrelationship. The result is a fresh way of reading and listening to the letters of Paul for a deeper appreciation of their original purpose and message.
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Paul s Message and Ministry in Covenant Perspective

JSNT 25 (1985) 99–103. neill, s., and n. t. Wright. The Interpretation of the New
Testament 1861–1986. 2nd ed. new york: oxford university Press, 1988. nicholl,
Colin. From Hope to Despair in Thessalonica. sntsMs 126. Cambridge:
Cambridge ...

Author: Scott J. Hafemann

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630878337

Category: Religion

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The essays presented here represent over twenty-five years of thinking about the theology and life of the Apostle Paul who, as a "slave of Jesus Christ" (Rom 1:1), was a "servant of the new covenant" with a "ministry of the Spirit" (2 Cor 3:6, 8). Taking the questions raised by the history of scholarship since F. C. Baur as their starting point, Hafemann's exegetical studies focus on how Paul's self-understanding shaped his message, the motivations of his ministry, and his consequent call to suffer for the sake of his churches. Hafemann's work reveals that Paul's views of redemption, of his own redemptive mission, and of the life of the redeemed derived from his eschatological conviction that the purpose of the new covenant realities inaugurated by the Christ is to prepare for their promised consummation when Christ returns to judge the world.
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The Great Christ Comet

Drawing on the biblical text and using the latest astronomical research, this book presents compelling evidence that the historic star of Bethlehem that accompanied Christ's birth was actually a great comet.

Author: Colin R. Nicholl

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 1433542137

Category: Religion

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Drawing on the biblical text and using the latest astronomical research, this book presents compelling evidence that the historic star of Bethlehem that accompanied Christ's birth was actually a great comet.
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