An Introduction to 1 and 2 Thessalonians, A Video Study
The study of Paul's Thessalonian letters is enjoying fresh interest today. These texts are considered by many to be amongst the earliest extant Christian documents. They are included in conversations about early Jewish and Christian apocalypticism. New insights are coming from examination of the religious, socio-cultural, and political contexts of Roman Thessalonica. And, looking back, these letters have played an important role in the development of Christian eschatology. An Introduction to 1 and 2 Thessalonians, A Video Study, taught by Nijay Gupta, serves as an up-to-date guide to these discussions and much more.
An Introduction to 1 and 2 Thessalonians, A Video Study parallels 1 and 2 Thessalonians in the Zondervan Critical Introductions to the New Testament series, addresses:
- Socio-Historical Context
- Textual History
- Greek Style
- Main Interpretive Issues
- Reception into the Canon
- Selected History of Interpretation
About the Author
Nijay K. Gupta (PhD, University of Durham) is Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary (Lisle, IL). He is author of several books, including Worship that Makes Sense to Paul; Prepare, Succeed, Advance: A Guidebook for Getting a PhD in Biblical Studies and Beyond; Colossians in the Smyth & Helwys Biblical Commentary; 1-2 Thessalonians in the New Covenant Commentary Series; and 1 and 2 Thessalonians in the Zondervan Critical Introductions to the New Testament. He is co-editor of The State of New Testament Studies and of the forthcoming second edition of the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, and chief editor of the Bulletin for Biblical Research.