The Pastoral Epistles have played an important part in the history of the Christian church and have amply justified their inclusion in the New Testament Canon. Their appeal lies in their blend of sound practical advice and theological statement, which has proved invaluable to Christians both personally and collectively. Because of this, the injunctions directed to Timothy and Titus regarding their responsibilities have served as a pattern for the Christian ministry, and have been used so widely in services of ordination. This Tyndale commentary by Donald Guthrie tackles theological topics in these books, including objections over authenticity and linguistic issues.
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Author's Preface to the First Edition
Author's Preface to the Second Edition
The Designation and Character of the Epistles
The Epistles in the Ancient Church
The Epistles in the Modern Church
The Problem of the Historical Allusions
The Ecclesiastical Situation
The Heresies Reflected in the Epistles
The Doctrinal Problem
The Linguistic Problem
The Problem of Authorship
The Message of the Epistles
1 Timothy: Analysis
1 Timothy: Commentary
2 Timothy: Analysis
2 Timothy: Commentary
Appendix: An Examination of the Linguistic Arguments Against the Authenticity of the Pastorals