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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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Thomas Oden provides a modern commentary on the pastoral letters grounded in the classical, consensual tradition of interpretation. Oden utilizes the best and most accurate research concerning the historical, literary, and philological aspects of the pastoral letters. He addresses tough issues: the role of women in worship, problems of the rich and poor, the relation betwe ...more
Hardcover, 206 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published January 1st 1989)
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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
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Oct 19, 2009 Mike rated it it was ok
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
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Thomas C. Oden was Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology and Ethics at Drew University in New Jersey from 1980 until his retirement in 2004. He remained faculty emeritus until his death. He was the general editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and the Ancient Christian Doctrine series as well as the author of Classic Christianity, a revision of his three-volume systematic theol ...more
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