Discerning the "word of the Lord" [electronic resource] : the "word of the Lord" in 1 Thessalonians 4:15 / Michael W. Pahl.
- London ; New York, NY : T & T Clark, c2009.
- Library of New Testament studies ; 389.
T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Library of New Testament studies ; 389
T & T Clark library of biblical studies
1 online resource (216 p.)
- Word of God (Christian theology) -- Biblical teaching.
Bible. N.T. Thessalonians, 1st, IV, 15 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- Electronic books.
- In 1 Thessalonians 4:15, the Apostle Paul appeals to a "word of the Lord" to provide authority for his eschatological encouragement. This appeal has left a perplexing problem related to the nature and function of the specific authority to which the phrase refers. Two theories have predominated in the history of interpretation: either 1) it refers to a directly received prophetic revelation, whether to Paul or to another Christian prophet; or 2) it refers to a teaching of Jesus received as tradition, whether preserved in the Gospel tradition or otherwise unknown.This book investigates this prob
- Contents; Abbreviations; Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION: THE PROBLEM OF THE (Omitted); Chapter 2: SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM OF THE ((Omitted)); Chapter 3: AN EPISTEMOLOGICAL ANALYSIS (1): PROPHETIC REVELATION AND JESUS TRADITION; Chapter 4: AN EPISTEMOLOGICAL ANALYSIS (2): SCRIPTURE AND THE CHRIST EVENTS; Chapter 5: A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS: PAUL's LANGUAGE OF DIVINE UTTERANCE; Chapter 6: CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS: 1 THESSALONIANS 4.15 IN CONTEXT; Chapter 7: CONCLUSION: A FRESH SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF THE (Omitted); BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX OF ANCIENT WRITINGS; INDEX OF MODERN AUTHORS
- Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Birmingham, 2008.
"A Continuum imprint"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -185) and indexes.
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