By Richard S. Ascough
While centering at the texts of one and a couple of Thessalonians themselves, Ascough attracts greatly on literary and archaeological info, giving specific cognizance to general team behaviours between small, unofficial institutions within the Greek and Roman interval. the 1st 4 chapters specialise in 1 Thessalonians, from the preliminary formation of the Christ workforce out of a small organization of artisans via to how individuals negotiated a number of different types of relationships: with Paul and his partners, with outsiders in Thessalonike and past, and particularly with fellow believers in the crew itself. the ultimate chapters flip consciousness to the transferring situations that required a moment letter to be written, with its specialize in illness and disruption of social practices and theological ideals. The epilogue in short surveys Christianity at Thessalonike past the first century.
This advisor provides an summary of the old improvement of the Christ team at Thessalonike. relocating past treating the canonical letters as easy repositories of theological critiques, Ascough demonstrates how 1 and a couple of Thessalonians demonstrate traditional lifestyles in historical Roman towns. In so doing, he invitations readers to go into the realm of 1 of the various interesting groups of Christ believers within the 1st century of the typical Era.
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1 & 2 Thessalonians: An Introduction and Study Guide: Encountering the Christ Group at Thessalonike (T&T Clark’s Study Guides to the New Testament) by Richard S. Ascough