Table of contents for 1 and 2 Thessalonians : a socio-rhetorical commentary / Ben Witherington III.

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Preface x
Abbreviations xvii
Introduction 1
The "Metropolis" of Macedonia and Its History 1
Authorship, Date, and Occasion of the Letters 9
The Epistolary and Rhetorical Situation of the
Thessalonian Correspondence 16
The Social Situation of Paul and His Converts in
Thessalonike 36
COMMENTARY ON 1 THESSALONIANS
Epistolary Prescript ¿ 1.1 47
The Exorodium ¿ 1.2-3 ¿ A Preview of Coming Attractions 52
The Narratio ¿ The Story Thus Far ¿ 1.4¿3.10 60
A Closer Look: Election, Persecution and
Perseverance in 1 and 2 Thessalonians 65
A Closer Look: Was Paul Anti-Semitic? 84
Bridging the Horizons 97
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Transitus ¿ Closing Wish Prayer ¿ 3.11-13 101
The Exhortatio ¿ A Call to Holiness and Hope ¿ 4.1¿5.15 106
Part One: The Call to Holiness and Brotherly Love ¿ 4.1-8, 9-12 109
A Closer Look: Holy Wedlock and Unholy Alliances 114
A Closer Look: A Christian Manual on Manual Labor? 122
Part Two: The Call to Hope and Alertness: The Tale of Sleepers
Dead and Living ¿ 4.13¿5.11 125
A Closer Look: The Fate of the Dead 126
A Closer Look: Parousia 142
Bridging the Horizons 154
Part Three: Honor the Workers and the Work ¿ 5.12-15 159
The Peroratio ¿ Parting Shots ¿ 5.16-22 164
The Invocation/Wish Prayer ¿ The God of Peace Who
Sanctifies ¿ 5.23-24 171
Epistolary Closing ¿ 5.25-28 175
Bridging the Horizons 177
COMMENTARY ON 2 THESSALONIANS
Epistolary Prescript ¿ 1.1-2 183
The Exordium/Thanksgiving Prayer ¿ 1.3-10 ¿ The Destiny
of the Sacred Sufferers and the Terrible Tormentors 186
Propositio ¿ 1.11-12 ¿ Persuasion by a Praying Proposition 199
Bridging the Horizons 201
Refutatio ¿ 2.1-12 ¿ Prelude to the Parousia 205
A Closer Look: Exercising Restraint:
Apocalyptic Answers to Difficult Questions 208
Bridging the Horizons 226
Prayer Matters ¿ 2.13¿3.5 230
Thanksgiving/Firm Living ¿ 2.13-15 232
A Closer Look: On Doing Theology in ad hoc Letters 236
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Transitus: Another Wish Prayer ¿ 2.16-17 239
Final Request ¿ 3.1-5 241
Working Hypothesis ¿ 3.6-12 246
Peroratio ¿ 3.13-15 ¿ On Shunning and Shaming without
Excommunicating 255
Epistolary Closing ¿ 3.16-18 259
A Closer Look: The Ancient Art and Labor
of Letter Writing 260
Bridging the Horizons 263
Index of Modern Authors 267
Index of Biblical References 000
Index of Other Ancient Writings 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Bible. N.T. Thessalonians -- Socio-rhetorical criticism.