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Gerald F. Hawthorne (1925–2010)

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Wheaton, Illinois, USA
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Em geral os estudiosos concordam que o sentido fundamental da vida e do ministério de Paulo e seu legado à história subseqüente da Igreja se localizam em três setores de pesquisa: sua formação judeu-rabínica o cenário de sua vida e de sua obra missionária no ambiente greco-romano e o ponto decisivo de seu pensamento e de sua vocação quando se tornou apóstolo cristão. A equipe de ensaístas que contribuíram para esta obra baseia-se principalmente na nova avaliação da atitude de Paulo em relação à Lei à Aliança e ao povo de Israel e transmite sua reação ao "novo modo de contemplar" o evangelho de Paulo de justiça pela fé e aos elementos de continuidade com a fé dos antepassados.… (més)
Jonatas.Bakas | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Apr 23, 2021 |
Very good scriptural reference work focused exclusively on Paul and his Apostolic Letters. Drawing from protestant scholars (intentionally excluding most Roman Catholic work) the encyclopedic entries are well written although they seem to highlight disagreements between academics themselves. The overall sense from reading this work is that Paul is engaged in defending authentic Christian identity from pagan Greeks who would syncretize it with Gnostic concepts and amoral values for personal gain. Interesting.

Bibliographical citations at the end of each entry is appreciated by this reader. I use this often in preparing for talks.
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sacredheart25 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jul 2, 2016 |
I did not expect to enjoy this commentary.

In fact, I don't like the format of the Word Biblical Commentary series at all. The font size is small, the line spacing is cramped—even the paper quality is poor. I bought this book along with Fee's NICOT entry on Philippians to prepare a sermon series. I fully anticipated on using Fee as my go-to, with Martin & Hawthorne as a second opinion

By the end of the introduction the tables had turned.

Gerald F. Hawthorne wrote the WBC entry on Philippians in 1983. Two decades later, in 2003, Ralph P. Martin was tasked with revising Hawthorne's work. Martin wrote with charity and honesty when his views differed from Hawthorne's. In the places where their views diverged, Martin set an example of how to disagree with grace.

This commentary excels in all areas. The introduction paints a good contextual picture of Paul's setting and life in Philippi. As with all WBC entries, the Greek text is listed and discussed throughout the "Comment" section. Still, you don't need to be a Greek scholar to understand the comments.

The best quality of this commentary was Hawthorne and Martin's profound theological insight. Here are a few examples:

On the word "saints" in 1:1:

"Ethics and religion belong together; relationship to God requires a moral response; God's people must live like God" (7).

On "prayer" in 1:4:

"Intercession indeed is the fundamental response of love within the community of believers" (20).

On "joy" in 1:4:

"Joy is an understanding of existence that encompasses both elation and depression, that can accept with submission events that bring delight or dismay, because joy allows one to see beyond any particular event to the sovereign Lord who stands above all events and ultimately has control over them"(21).

Those three quotes are from the first 21 pages of commentary—280 more insight-packed pages follow.
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StephenBarkley | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Oct 10, 2013 |
NO OF PAGES: 1038 SUB CAT I: Paul SUB CAT II: Reference SUB CAT III: DESCRIPTION: "The Dictionary of Paul and His Letters" presents: - over 200 in-depth articles; - hundreds of cross-references; - extensive bibliographies; - subject index; - Pauline scripture index; - many topics not found even in multi-volume Bible encyclopedias; - Bible-encyclopedia-length articles on subjects related to Pauline literature and theology; - the contributions of over 100 evangelical scholars from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. No other single reference work presents as much information focused exclusively on Pauline theology, literature, background and scholarship. In a field that recently has undergone significant shifts in perspective, the "Dictionary of Paul and His Letters" offers a summa of Paul and Pauline studies. In-depth articles focus on individual theological themes (such as Christology, eschatology and the death of Christ), methods of interpretation (such as rhetorical criticism and social-scientific approaches), background topics (such as early Catholicism, the center of Paul's theology, and Paul and his interpreters since F. C. Baur). Separate articles are also devoted to each of the Pauline letters, to hermeneutics and to preaching Paul today.NOTES: Purchased from CBD SUBTITLE: A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship… (més)
BeitHallel | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Feb 18, 2011 |

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