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The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians
Fee, Gordon D.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009 pp. xxviii + 366. $44.00

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New International Commentary on the New Testament


Description: In this commentary Gordon Fee aims first and foremost to offer a fresh exposition of the text of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. He shows the reader what is in the biblical text, what the text meant in the first century, and what it means now. Fee reveals the logic of each argument or narrative before moving on to the details of each verse, and he concludes each section with a theological-practical reflection on the meaning of the text for today. Among other things, Fee explores the occasion for Paul’s writing of each epistle, restoring 2 Thessalonians to its rightful place as a full companion to the first letter, not merely a tagalong to 1 Thessalonians. / A labor of love on Fee’s part, this commentary will serve to help rescue 1 and 2 Thessalonians from their “Cinderella” status among Paul's letters. Fee’s primary target is the proverbial “busy pastor” who wants help in understanding the biblical text as he or she prepares to preach or teach. However, as with all his commentaries, he also provides solid exposition for students in the process of learning how to preach or teach and enough technical material (mostly in the footnotes) so that even the scholar can benefit.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, 1 Thessalonians, Deutero-Pauline Epistles, 2 Thessalonians, Literature

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Review by James W. Aageson
Published 7/17/2010
Citation: James W. Aageson, review of Gordon D. Fee, The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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