First and Second Timothy and Titus: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching
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First and Second Timothy and Titus: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching)

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Oden provides a modern commentary on the pastor-al letters grounded in the classical, consensual tradi-tion of interpretation. This book features otherwise unavailable information and insight on the events & thoughts of the apostle Paul at the close of his life.
Hardcover, 206 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published January 1st 1989)
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Shaun Brown
In this commentary from the Interpretation series, Oden, as is typical of his work (see his Systematic Theology, published in one volume as Classical Christianity as an example), interacts with commentaries and sermons from not only contemporary thinkers, but with people from the patristic period, medieval period, and Reformers like Calvin and Wesley. While Oden does assume Pauline authorship, his study of the Pastorals should not be overlooked. He shows the continuity between Paul's other writi...more
Oden approaches the pastoral epistles via precritical commentators and he does so unapologetically. This approach gives Oden the freedom to assume certain claims (like Pauline authorship) without any justification. I don't think this weakens the commentary as a whole, so long as the reader understands the limits of the arguments and method.

This approach also affords Oden the ability to focus on aiding the teacher preacher in understanding the text. Oden needn't get bogged down in intricate anal...more
Love this commentary very insightful
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Thomas C. Oden (Ph.D., Yale University), formerly Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology at The Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, is now director of the Center for Early African Christianity, at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He is the general editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and the Ancient Christian Doctrine series as well as the...more
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