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Interpreting the Pauline Epistles

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The nature of first-century letters, background sources, and a word-study method all help show students with some knowledge of Greek how to trace Paul's reasoning through difficult texts.
Paperback, 167 pages
Published July 1st 1990 by Baker Academic
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Jul 12, 2012 Scott rated it really liked it
Tom Schreiner is one of the best scholars on Paul in the last 100 years, and one I consistently go to for help on understanding difficulties in Scripture. Not only is he incredibly sharp, he's also very humble in his arguments admitting where some weaknesses may lie in his writing. Because of his knowledge, love for the church, and character, he is one of the theologians that I trust most.

In "Interpreting the Pauline Epistles", he outlines principles of interpretation as it relates to understand
Jul 11, 2014 Calvin rated it really liked it
I love you Schreiner, this book is first class. the diagramming is probably beyond me, but there's some real gold here.
Joel Dougherty
Mar 16, 2013 Joel Dougherty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A remarkable resource. With a discerning eye, Schreiner provides practical assistance for those interested in the task of responsibly interpreting the epistles of Paul. Schreiner's chapters on diagramming and tracing are worth the price of the book.
Timmy Marsee
Mar 08, 2013 Timmy Marsee rated it it was amazing
This was a very helpful book in learning how to properly interpret Paul's letters. It takes into consideration the historical context, the ancient letter-writing genre, appropriate terminology, and much more.
Matt Pitts
May 31, 2012 Matt Pitts rated it it was amazing
One of the best things you could do if you wanted to learn how to accurately interpret Paul's letters is to sit under a noted Pauline scholar like Dr. Schreiner. But perhaps the next best thing would be to read this book and work on putting his method into practice in your own study.

Dr. Schreiner is one of my favorite authors/Bible scholars and this book is a great reminder of why I enjoy and appreciate him so much. He is clear, helpful, pastoral (a careful reader will notice his concern for his
Feb 21, 2011 Philip rated it it was amazing
Thomas Schreiner's 167 page introduction to the Pauline Epistles is a book that the reviewer has turned to time and time again for its depth of wisdom and clarity of presentation. In a relatively brief book the author manages to summarize each of the necessary components for doing exegesis on the Pauline Epistles.

Schriener begins by explaining the nature of the Pauline Epistles. In doing so, Schriener argues against Deissmann's view that Paul's letters were merely reactions against specific prob
Nando & Javas
Jan 18, 2014 Nando & Javas rated it it was amazing
Di dalam buku ini, selain membahas beberapa prinsip penting untuk menafsirkan surat-surat Paulus, Schriener juga membahas beberapa isu dalam studi tentang teologi Paulus. Misalnya, apakah pemikiran Paulus dalam surat-suratnya bersifat developmental dan atau bertentangan? Untuk pertanyaan ini, Schreiner menjawab, tidak!
Kekhususan buku ini, salah satunya, terletak atas gaya penyajiannya yang sederhana disertai contoh-contoh konkret dari surat-surat paulus. Jika anda ingin mendapatkan informasi yan
Prof. Branco
Oct 03, 2014 Prof. Branco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It is a very interesting book to be utilized on a class of Methology Study of the Bible. I would recommend
Seth Woodley
This brief book is an extremely helpful work on interpreting all of Scripture, not just Paul. Anyone who seeks to do faithful and consistent exegesis would benefit from reading and consistently reusing this book as a resource. Schreiner's explanations of diagramming and tracing are well worth the price of the book. In particular, these two practices ought to be introduced into any pastor or teacher's sermon preparation, and Schreiner offers an invaluable resource in this regard. It is a resource ...more
Jan 10, 2008 Dmcconkey rated it really liked it
Another outstanding volume in this series – one of the best. For someone wanting to spend time on Paul’s epistles this is an excellent guide to help with the study – looking at the letters from different aspects.
Ryan Ray
Aug 22, 2014 Ryan Ray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Really enjoyed this book. Very easy read and tons of other materials listed for further study.
Colton Guffey
Jan 12, 2013 Colton Guffey rated it it was amazing
Informative and encouraging. Highly recommended.
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Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including New Testament Theology; Magnifying God in Christ; Apostle of God's Glory in Christ; and Romans in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.
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