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Social-Science Commentary on the Letters of Paul

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ISBN-10: 0800636406

ISBN-13: 9780800636401

Edition: 2006

Authors: Bruce J. Malina, John J. Pilch

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List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 1/11/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540

<b Bruce J. Malina</b is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity of the Department of Theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Thessalonians
1 Thess 1:1 : letter opening (superscription)
1 Thess 1:2-3:13 : about the relationship between the change agents and the Jesus group they formed
1 Thess 4:1-5:24 : directives and exhortations
1 Thess 5:25-28 : letter closing : salutation and blessing
Corinthians
1 Cor 1:1-8 : letter opening (superscription)
1 Cor 1:9-6:20 : reaction to a report from Chloe's people
1 Cor 7:1-15:58 : response to Corinthian questions
1 Cor 16:5-24 : letter closing : salutations and blessings
Corinthians
2 Cor 2:14-6:13 : letter 1 : written before the dispute
2 Corinthians 10-13 : letter 2 : written during the dispute
2 Cor 1:1-2:13 [7:5-16] : letter 3 : written after the dispute
2 Cor 8:1-24 : insert : part of a letter of recommendation for titus about the collection for Jerusalem
2 Cor 9:1-15 : insert : part of a letter about the collection for Jerusalem
Galatians
Gal 1:1-5 : letter opening (superscription)
Gal 1:6-9 : introduction
Gal 1:10-2:21 : Paul defends his honor (form : encomium)
Gal 3:1-6:10 : Paul defends his gospel (from : public argument)
Gal 6:11-18 : conclusion
Romans
Rom 1:1-7 : letter opening (superscription)
Rom 1:8-10 : letter thanksgiving
Rom 1:11-17 : introduction and travel plans
Rom 1:18-32 : they and the Ten Commandments
Rom 2:1-16 : you Judeans and judging Hellenists
Rom 2:17-3:20 : Israelites
Rom 3:21-8:39 : the present time : now
Rom 9:1-11:36 : recalcitrant Israel
Rom 12:1-13:14 : you : Jesus-group values
Rom 14:1-15:13 : they (the weak) and the Torah commandments
Rom 15:15-32 : conclusion and travel plans
Rom 15:33 : letter ending
Rom 16:1-29 : appendix : letter of recommendation for Phoebe and doxology
Philippians
Phil 1:1-11 : superscription
Phil 1:12-2:15 : body A : Paul's prison circumstances and its significance for the Philippians
Phil 2:16-3:21 : body B ingroup and outgroup relations
Phil 4:1-23 : concluding remarks
Philemon
Phlm 1-3 : superscription
Phlm 4-7 : thanksgiving : the exordium
Phlm 8-16 : body of the letter part A : probatio
Phlm 17-22 : body of the letter part B : peroratio
Phlm 23-25 : conclusion
Reading scenarios for the (authentic) letters of Paul