Baker Academic Fall 2021 Catalog


FIRST AND SECOND THESSALONIANS Timothy A. Brookins PAIDEIA: COMMENTARIES ON THE NEW TESTAMENT Mikeal C. Parsons, Charles H. Talbert, and Bruce W. Longenecker, series editors Though often neglected among readers of Paul’s letters, his two surviving letters to the church in Thessalonica are highly valuable sources for reconstructing the theology of Paul and the history of the earliest Christian churches. First and Second Thessalonians also stand out for their intensely personal nature and provide a rare glimpse into Paul’s methods of pastoral care. This practical commentary interacts with the best scholarship on the Thessalo- nian letters while offering fresh new insights.

TIMOTHY A. BROOKINS (PhD, Baylor University) is associate professor of classics and biblical languages at Houston Baptist University. He is the author of Corinthian Wisdom, Stoic Philosophy, and the Ancient Economy and Reading 1 Corinthians , and the coauthor of 1 Corinthians: A Handbook on the Greek Text .

NOVEMBER 2021 • 256 pp. • paper • $30.00 • 9780801031823


“The Paideia Commentary series has established itself as a solid series of concise works that focus on the final form of the biblical text, highlighting narrative flow, rhetorical devices and structure, and commenting particularly on rel- evant historical background and theological significance.” —CRAIG L. BLOMBERG, Denver Journal “[I] continue to be impressed by the contributors’ skill in combining academic rigor with accessibility. . . . [Series authors] combine historical and linguistic analysis with theological reflection, which makes these commentaries useful for those interested in bridging the gap between the ancient world and contemporary Christianity (seminarians, clergy).” —MICHAEL GILMOUR, Catholic Biblical Quarterly “The Paideia commentary series is . . . making a strong impact both in terms of the overall approach of the series and the quality of the . . . individual volumes. . . . Although the series states that it is aimed primarily at students, there is much here for readers at all levels.” —PAUL FOSTER, Expository Times

“This helpful series is designed for students who want to explore the New Testament writings in depth, including the cultural, literary, and theological dimensions of a par- ticular New Testament book and its continuing significance for today.” —DONALD SENIOR, CP, The Bible Today “Paideia Commentaries seek to strike a balance between the core questions of critical discussion, sensitivity to the rhetorical strategies, theological convictions, cultural contexts of the text, and accessibility to readers perhaps unfamiliar with, or disinclined to delve deeply into, the scholarly debates.” —JUDITH M. LIEU, Review of Biblical Literature


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