Mutual Boasting in Philippians

Mutual Boasting in Philippians
The Ethical Function of Shared Honor in its Biblical and Greco-Roman Context

by Isaac D. Blois

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-07-23
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0567694070
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Isaac Blois argues that Paul's focus in Philippians on the mutual boasting shared between himself and his converts draws on the mutual boasting shared between Israel and her covenant God, as apparent in both Deuteronomy and Isaiah. Using the appearance of this central theme in the pivotal passages of Phil 1:25-26 and 2:14-16 as his focus, Blois stresses the integral relation between mutual boasting and the role that it plays in Paul's exhortations to the Philippian believers, exploring its backdrop in both the biblical tradition and the cultures surrounding them. Blois demonstrates how the mutual boasting that Paul shares with his beloved community is culturally appropriate; the sharing of honor among friends and family was common in antiquity, as seen through the epistolary writing of prominent Roman authors such as Cicero, Seneca, and Fronto. In light of the Scriptural and cultural basis for this motif of shared boasting, Blois argues that the apostle is able to deploy the motif in order to motivate an appropriate response from his audience in the letter. Focusing on the prominence of mutual honor and its use for motivation in Philippians 1 and 2, Blois offers a fresh perspective on the exhortative function of the eschatological boasting that is to exist between Paul and his congregation on the day of Christ.

Mutual Boasting in Philippians

Mutual Boasting in Philippians
The Ethical Function of Shared Honor in Its Scriptural and Greco-Roman Context

by Isaac D. Blois

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 9780567694065
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"While past studies of Philippians recognize the theme of honour in Philippians and Paul's emphasis on his mutual relations with the culture, the integral relation between these two central themes and the role it plays in Paul's exhortations to the Philippians have not been developed. Taking the intersection of these two themes in the pivotal passages of Phil 1:26 and 2:16 as his focus, Isaac Blois argues that Paul's focus on the mutual boasting shared between Paul and his converts alludes back to the mutual boasting shared between Israel and her covenant God, as apparent in both Deuteronomy and Isaiah"--

Mutual Boasting in Philippians

Mutual Boasting in Philippians
The Ethical Function of Shared Honor in its Biblical and Greco-Roman Context

by Isaac D. Blois

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-07-23
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0567694054
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Isaac Blois argues that Paul's focus in Philippians on the mutual boasting shared between himself and his converts draws on the mutual boasting shared between Israel and her covenant God, as apparent in both Deuteronomy and Isaiah. Using the appearance of this central theme in the pivotal passages of Phil 1:25-26 and 2:14-16 as his focus, Blois stresses the integral relation between mutual boasting and the role that it plays in Paul's exhortations to the Philippian believers, exploring its backdrop in both the biblical tradition and the cultures surrounding them. Blois demonstrates how the mutual boasting that Paul shares with his beloved community is culturally appropriate; the sharing of honor among friends and family was common in antiquity, as seen through the epistolary writing of prominent Roman authors such as Cicero, Seneca, and Fronto. In light of the Scriptural and cultural basis for this motif of shared boasting, Blois argues that the apostle is able to deploy the motif in order to motivate an appropriate response from his audience in the letter. Focusing on the prominence of mutual honor and its use for motivation in Philippians 1 and 2, Blois offers a fresh perspective on the exhortative function of the eschatological boasting that is to exist between Paul and his congregation on the day of Christ.

Philippians

Philippians
Let Us Rejoice in Being Conformed to Christ

by John Paul Heil

  • Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 1589834828
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume employs a text-centered, literary-rhetorical, and audience-oriented method to demonstrate how the implied audience of Philippians are persuaded and exhorted by the dynamic progression of the letter's chiastic structures to rejoice along with Paul and other believers in being conformed, with all of the broad implications of such conformity, to Christ. This reading assumes that Philippians is a single, unified letter written to be read and heard in a public setting as an oral performance substituting for the personal presence of the imprisoned Paul, and it proposes new chiastic structures for the entire letter as a key to understanding it.

Philippians and Galatians

Philippians and Galatians
A Book

by Stanley P. Saunders

  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release : 2001-08-01
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9780664227463
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The letters to the Philippian and Galatian congregations illustrate well the passion and intensity of the writing of the apostle Paul. Philippians is perhaps Paul's warmest letter, affirming the already close relationship between the Philippians and Paul with the language of partnership, joy, and humility. Galatians, on the other hand, reveals frustration and anger and lacks the expression of thanksgiving typically found near the beginning of Paul's letters. Although Paul presumes a relationship of trust and respect with the Philippians, the tone of Galatians suggests that he thinks he may already have lost this community to an erroneous vision of the gospel - a perspective that was not really the gospel at all.

The Mission of the Church

The Mission of the Church
in Paul's Letter to the Philippians in the Context of Ancient Judaism

by James P. Ware

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2005-10-12
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9047415833
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Illumining the Jewish context of early Christian mission, this study through close exegesis of Paul’s letter to the Philippians reveals the crucial place of the mission of the church in Paul’s thought.

Philippians

Philippians
A Pastoral and Contextual Commentary

by Roji Thomas George

  • Publisher : Langham Publishing
  • Release : 2019-04-30
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 1783685867
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Asian Christians will identify with the context of the epistle to the Philippians – a church hemmed in on every side. The internal struggles of the community, personality conflicts among leaders, division within the church, and challenges from false teachers coupled with the violent threat from outside the church parallels the situation in many parts of Asia today. Paul’s ethical exhortations to the believers in Philippi enrich, guide, and correct so that a vibrant Body of Christ can be established. Philippians teaches all Christians to make it their goal to know Christ more and more each day, imitate his example above all others, and bear bold witness to God’s offer of salvation to all, beyond every divisive border. This commentary on Philippians studies the text exegetically in its original dynamic context while seeking to hear the rhetorical thrust of the apostle’s words in the present Asian context. The Asia Bible Commentary Series empowers Christian believers in Asia to read the Bible from within their respective contexts. Holistic in its approach to the text, each exposition of the biblical books combines exegesis and application. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the Body of Christ in Asia by providing pastoral and contextual exposition of every book of the Bible.

Paul's Letter to the Philippians

Paul's Letter to the Philippians
A Book

by Gordon D. Fee

  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 1995-07-14
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN : 9780802825117
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This commentary by respected New Testament scholar Gordon D. Fee is a scholarly yet thoroughly readable study of Paul's letter to the suffering community of believers in Philippi. Working directly from the Greek text but basing his comments on the New International Version, Fee sets Paul's letter to the Philippians squarely within the context of first-century "friendship" and "moral exhortation" to a church facing opposition because of its loyalty to Jesus Christ. At the same time Fee gives equal concern to the letter's theological and spiritual relevance. Important features of this commentary include a remarkable comparison of Philippians to two well-known types of letters in the Greco-Roman world: the letter of friendship and the letter of moral exhortation; an introduction that discusses the occasion, authenticity, and theological contributions of Philippians; and scholarly insights that resolve many of the formal and structural issues that have long puzzled New Testament scholars.

Philippians, First and Second Thessalonians, and Philemon

Philippians, First and Second Thessalonians, and Philemon
A Book

by Frederick W. Weidmann

  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0664238521
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book in the Westminster Bible Companion series explores some of Paul's most central writings--including his earliest letters (those to the Thessalonians), his friendliest letter (Philippians), his most personal letter (Philemon), and a detailed autobiographical sketch of Paul's early life (Phil 3:3-8). In an engaging style, accessible for a broad readership, Weidmann explains how Paul set forth an energizing and steadfast foundation for life in Christ that has resonated throughout history.

Lectures on the Epistle of Paul to the Philippians, with a new transl

Lectures on the Epistle of Paul to the Philippians, with a new transl
A Book

by William Kelly

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1869
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Philippians and Titus

Philippians and Titus
A Pentecostal Commentary

by Matthew N. O. Sadiku

  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release : 2013-07
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1466999179
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Every serious student of the Bible desires to understand the text, discover the biblical principles, and apply the truths to his or her life. This commentary is designed to help students, pastors, and Bible teachers understand Philippians and Titus in a simple manner. Working from the popular New International Version (NIV), the author provides helpful commentary on the text verse by verse. This verse-by-verse commentary is different from others in two respects. First, it is brief while some commentaries are unnecessarily wordy and verbose. Second, it is Pentecostal in outlook. This implies that we generally adhere to the doctrine of biblical inerrancy and adopt a literalist approach to the interpretation of the Bible. Philippians is a joyful, personal letter. It teaches that real unity and joy are possible only in Jesus Christ. Discover Paul's secret to finding joy in Christ. Titus is one of the Pastoral Epistles. It deals with the need of godliness in the church, in the home, and in the world.

Philippians, Colossians, Philemon

Philippians, Colossians, Philemon
A Book

by Elsa Tamez,Cynthia Briggs Kittredge,Claire Miller Columbo,Alicia J. Batten

  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release : 2017-02-20
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 0814682251
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Philippians lends itself to a political-ideological reading. To take into account that the document is a writing from prison, and to read it from a political-religious and feminist perspective using new language, helps to re-create the letter as if it were a new document. In this analysis Elsa Tamez endeavors to utilize non-patriarchal, inclusive language, which helps us to see the contents of the letter with different eyes. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge and Claire Miller Colombo argue that Colossians’s contradictions and complications provide opportunities for entering imaginatively into the world of first-century Christian women and men. Rather than try to resolve the controversial portions—including the household code—they read the letter’s tensions as evidence of lively conversation around key theological, spiritual, and social issues of the time. Taking into account historical, structural, and rhetorical dimensions of Philemon, Alicia J. Batten argues against the “runaway slave” hypothesis that has so dominated the interpretation of this letter. Paul asks that Onesimus be treated well, but the commentary takes seriously the fact that we never hear what Onesimus’s wishes may have been. Slaves throughout history have had similar experiences, as have many women. Like Onesimus, their lives and futures remain in the hands of others, whether those others seek good or ill.

Philippians, Colossians, Philemon

Philippians, Colossians, Philemon
An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture

by Richard R. Melick

  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release : 1991-06-05
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1433675676
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition.

Who Is a Christian?

Who Is a Christian?
A Study in Pauline Ethics

by Robert F. O'Toole

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2016-04-29
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 1498295703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Robert F. O'Toole, SJ, taught at St. Louis University from 1974 to 1991, and then at the Pontifical Biblical Institute until he became professor emeritus in 2006. In addition to the present volume he is author of Acts 26: The Christological Climax of Paul's Defense (Ac 22:1--26:32) and Luke's Presentation of Jesus: A Christology, together with more than fifty articles in various learned journals and numerous book reviews.

Paul and the Mission of the Church

Paul and the Mission of the Church
Philippians in Ancient Jewish Context

by James P. Ware

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2011-07-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1441236341
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Did Paul urge Christians to engage in mission? What would that have meant in his setting? What should the church be doing now? This essential study examines Paul's letter to the Philippians in its ancient Jewish context, making a convincing case that Paul expected churches to continue the work of spreading the gospel. Published in hardcover by Brill, it is now available as an affordable paperback.

An Exposition of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Philippians

An Exposition of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Philippians
A Book

by Jean Daillé

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1843
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Exposition of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Philippians by Jean Daillé, first published in 1843, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Paul and the Giants of Philosophy

Paul and the Giants of Philosophy
Reading the Apostle in Greco-Roman Context

by Joseph R. Dodson,David E. Briones

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 2019-10-15
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 083087366X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How was the apostle Paul influenced by the great philosophers of his age? Dodson and Briones have gathered contributors with diverse views who aim to make Paul's engagement with ancient philosophy accessible. These essays address Paul's interaction with Greco-Roman philosophical thinking on a particular topic, including discussion questions and reading lists to help readers engage the material further.

Paul and the Greco-Roman Philosophical Tradition

Paul and the Greco-Roman Philosophical Tradition
A Book

by Joseph R. Dodson,Andrew W. Pitts

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-10-19
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0567657930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Paul and the Greco-Roman Philosophical Tradition provides a fresh examination of the relationship of Greco-Roman philosophy to Pauline Christianity. It offers an in-depth look at different approaches employed by scholars who draw upon philosophical settings in the ancient world to inform their understanding of Paul. The volume houses an international team of scholars from a range of diverse traditions and backgrounds, which opens up a platform for multiple voices from various corridors. Consequently, some of the chapters seek to establish new potential resonances with Paul and the Greco-Roman philosophical tradition, but others question such connections. While a number of them propose radically new relationships between Paul and GrecoRoman philosophy, a few seek to tweak or modulate current discussions. There are arguments in the volume which are more technical and exegetical, and others that remain more synthetic and theological. This diversity, however, is accentuated by a goal shared by each author – to further our understanding of Paul's relationship to and appropriation of Greco-Roman philosophical traditions in his literary and missionary efforts.

The Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians

The Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians
A Devotional Commentary

by Hugh Gerard Gibson Herklots

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1946
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Sermon Bible: II Corinthians to Philippians

The Sermon Bible: II Corinthians to Philippians
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1900
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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