Paul and the Macedonians

Paul and the Macedonians

by David A. deSilva


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Paul and the Macedonians is the fifth in the series The Life and Letters of Paul. This study explores the letters to the Thessalonians and the Philippians.

Drawing on the historical data about the Macedonian congregations and their unique relationship to the Greco-Roman culture and to Paul, the author explores the driving forces behind Paul's correspondence to them and how Paul hoped to support them in their lives in Christ.

The study has six sessions:
  • The Macedonian Letters in Context
  • Sustaining Faith in a Hostile World
  • As We Await Christ's Coming
  • The Day of the Lord
  • The Beloved Saints in Philippi
  • Dispute, Division; Harmony, Unity
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    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780687090785
    Publisher: Abingdon Press
    Publication date: 04/29/2011
    Series: Life and Letters of Paul Study Series
    Pages: 110
    Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

    About the Author

    Dr. David A. deSilva, an elder in the Florida Annual Conference, attended Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary and earned his Ph.D. in Religion at Emory University. He currently serves as Trustees' Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary. He has written over twenty books, including Unholy Allegiances: Heeding Revelation's Warning, The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude, An Introduction to the New Testament, and Introducing the Apocrypha. He also served as Apocrypha Editor for the Common English Bible and has published extensively in journals, reference works, and adult Bible curriculum.

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