From hope to despair in Thessalonica : situating 1 and 2 Thessalonians / Colin R. Nicholl
- Nicholl, Colin R.
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xx, 315 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Society for New Testament Studies monograph series ; 126
- Grieving without hope -- Anxious and fearful -- In need of reassurance -- Shaken and terrified -- Perseverance under threat -- Problem of exploiting charity and the conclusion -- Synthesis and conclusion.
- 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.
- 9780511488108 (ebook), 9780521831420 (hardback), and 9780521073073 (paperback)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
View MARC record | catkey: 34837194