An Apology for the Apologetic Function of 1 Thessalonians 2.1-12

@article{Weima1998AnAF,
  title={An Apology for the Apologetic Function of 1 Thessalonians 2.1-12},
  author={J. A. Weima},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the New Testament},
  year={1998},
  volume={20},
  pages={73 - 99}
}
  • J. A. Weima
  • Published 1998
  • Philosophy
  • Journal for the Study of the New Testament
Modem interpreters have too quickly abandoned the long-held view that Paul in 1 Thess. 2.1-12 is in some real sense defending himself. Despite the widespread claims of recent exegetes that this passage functions only as implicit parenesis in which Paul presents himself as a model for the Thessalonians to imitate, evidence from the thanksgiving section (1.2-10), the apostolic parousia (2.17-3.10), the anti thetical statements of 2.1-12, and the repeated appeals in this passage to the Thes… Expand
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