Paul's letter to the Philippians may aptly be seen as a meditation on joy. But Paul's joy, rather than the result of ease and comfort, is a contentedness made pure through suffering. Ralph Martin draws out these themes.
In Philippi, Paul addressed a congregation whose private internal struggles were compounded by opposition and suffering from without. Paul's strategy was to write them a letter of friendship and moral exhortation, reminding them of their "partnership in the gospel," their mutual suffering for the cause of Christ, and their need to "stand firm in one spirit." In this warm study of Philippians by Gordon Fee, you will discover what this letter meant for its original hearers as well as what it means to us today.
J. A. Motyer identifies the major themes that occupy Paul's writing of this letter: the unity of the church, the enemies of the church and the preparation of the church for Christ's return.
This commentary, edited by Mark J. Edwards, offers a clear view of the early church's best thought on three important New Testament epistles: Galatians, Ephesians and Philippians. It focuses on the central Christian doctrines of Christ, salvation and the church.
In the latest volume in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, editor Graham Tomlin pulls together insights from all over the reforming world--humanists, high Calvinists and Puritans alike--to deliver a commentary on Philippians and Colossians that reveals the heat and light of biblical engagement in the age of reform.
This ACT volume is the second of two volumes that will offer a first English translation of the anonymous fourth-century commentary on the thirteen letters of Paul. Widely viewed as one of the finest pre-Reformation commentaries on the Pauline Epistles, this commentary, until the time of Erasmus, was attributed to Ambrose. The name Ambrosiaster ("Star of Ambrose") seems to hav been given to the anonymous author of the work by its Benedictine editors (1686- 1690).
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