First and Second Timothy, Titus, Philemon
Keegan, Terrence J.
Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2005 pp. 80. $6.95
New Collegeville Bible Commentary, 9
Description: First and Second Timothy and Titus are designated Pastoral Letters because they deal with leadership and organizational issues of the early Christian community. Probably written after the death of Paul, they nevertheless express what Paul himself would have and could have written to community leaders. Second Timothy gives the greatest amount of biographical material we have about Paul. The Letter to Philemon, a miniature but authentic Pauline jewel, is a masterpiece of persuasion regarding a slaveís freedom. Terence J. Keeganís perceptive commentaries on these precious remnants of first century Christianity provide information and insight regarding the gradual growth of the church. There are pertinent lessons here for todayís shepherds and their flocks.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Philemon, Deutero-Pauline Epistles, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Literature
Review by I. Howard Marshall
Citation: I. Howard Marshall, review of Terrence J. Keegan, First and Second Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).
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