Current Issues in New Testament Studies: Pauline Studies

Current Issues in New Testament Studies: Pauline Studies In this series of blogs, I’ve been surveying four important current issues in the field of NT studies: (1) Biblical Theology (BT), (2) gender studies and biblical manhood and womanhood, (3) Pauline studies, and (4) NT Greek. The purpose of this survey is to keep students and faculty […]

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Current Issues in New Testament Studies: Gender Studies and Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Current Issues in New Testament Studies In this series of blogs, I’ve been surveying four important current issues in the field of NT studies: (1) Biblical Theology (BT), (2) gender studies and biblical manhood and womanhood, (3) Pauline studies, and (4) NT Greek. The purpose of this survey is to keep students and faculty outside of […]

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A Discourse Analysis of 1 Timothy 2:8–15

Reading 1 Timothy 2:8–15 Closely Paul’s words in 1 Timothy 2:8–15, “I do not permit a woman to teach or have authority over men in the church,” continue to generate a lot of discussion, in large part because of their significant relevance for men’s and women’s roles in the church. In my chapter in the […]

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A Theology of the Letters to Timothy & Titus: Place in the Canon

Place in the Canon We’ve come to the final post in a series in which, after an introduction, I have presented six major themes in Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus: (1) mission, (2) teaching, (3) salvation and God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit, (4) the church, (5) the Christian life, and (6) the last […]

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A Theology of the Letters to Timothy & Titus: The Last Days

The Last Days Conventional wisdom in Pastorals scholarship has it that by the time these letters were written (most likely by a follower of Paul after his death, many contend), the hope of an imminent return of Christ had faded. Instead, it is argued, the author has settled for a state of affairs in which […]

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A Theology of the Letters to Timothy and Titus: The Christian Life

Life between Two Epiphanies According to Paul’s teaching in the letters to Timothy and Titus, Christians live between two epiphanies or appearances of Jesus Christ: his first coming and his second coming. At his first coming, Jesus brought salvation (2 Tim 1:10; Titus 2:11); at his second coming, he will bring judgment and final salvation […]

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