First and Second Thessalonians

by Nathan Eubank (Author)Mary Healy (Editor)
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"Nathan Eubank probes the background and content of Paul's Thessalonian correspondence with great clarity and with full awareness of current scholarship on the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the text, while at the same time opening the meaning of these Pauline letters for the community of faith. An excellent work."
--Donald Senior, CP, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

"Nathan Eubank shows how Paul sets forth a vision of Christians as the family of God, called to grow in love and holiness, in need of instruction about the hope of resurrection and the day of the Lord, and facing persecution and suffering. Not only that, Eubank cites Augustine, Bernard, Catherine of Siena, C. S. Lewis, Cardinal Journet, and others to show how the teachings of Paul echo richly through the ages, and he demonstrates how historical-critical and theological erudition unite to open our eyes to the word of God. These letters are written for us today!"
--Matthew Levering, Mundelein Seminary

"This fine commentary makes the fruits of ancient and modern interpretation available in a nuanced, attractive, and welcoming format. Fair-minded presentations and assessments of alternative critical views empower readers to form their own judgments at every step, while constantly returning to the task of hearing the text on its own terms--which necessarily means in and to its abiding ecclesial setting."
--Markus Bockmuehl, Keble College, University of Oxford

"Nathan Eubank's commentary on the Thessalonian correspondence is a welcome arrival, maintaining the series' high standards of explicating the sacred text in a clear manner for the life of the Church. Readers will learn much about Paul's self-understanding of the Christian minister, resurrection hope, and 'ordinary' ways to grow in holiness."
--Thomas D. Stegman, SJ, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

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Nathan Eubank, Author

Nathan Eubank (PhD, Duke University) is associate professor of New Testament at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. He previously taught at the University of Oxford and is the author of Wages of Cross-Bearing and Debt of Sin: The Economy of Heaven in Matthew's Gospel.

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