Shades of Conversation in 1Thessalonians
As a Pre-Grammar, this book is intended as a prelude leading to New Testament (NT) Greek studies. (1) It focuses on why the pursuit of Greek as a spiritual discipline can be an exciting adventure that forever changes the way one reads the Bible; a...
An introduction to Biblical Conversation; a deep-level Bible reading approach that respects and seeks to join in with the inter-biblical conversations that shaped biblical documents. This 160 page, well researched and smoothly written book encoura...
As I began to read I soon learned this was more than the standard approach to commentary. Gary sets out to uncover what can be learned about the author Paul as well as unwrap his letter. I was soon apprehensive that I was in over my head. Not having advanced degrees or a good grasp of Greek (perhaps an acquaintance with it) I was not sure I would gain much from the reading. As I continued I was impressed with Gary's thorough research and documentation. Even more impressed with his ability to lead me through the mountain peaks and valleys in a way even I could understand and appreciate. I read the entire book in shorter time than I expected. It was a great exercise in stimulating the my meager knowledge of Greek, increasing my understanding of theories and methods of translation, as well as opening my eyes to a better understanding of Paul and his letter to the close friends and fellow Christians living in Thessalonica.
Stephen D. Lemon
Gary Dean Collier (born August 31, 1950) is an American New Testament scholar focusing on the topics scripture and canon, midrash, and intertextuality of the New Testament. Related to these interests, he has proposed a "conversational model" for understanding biblical interrelationships. He has written and edited books and articles ranging from academic studies in Paul to popular level study books for church groups. He is the founder and current CEO of the not-for-profit Institute for the Art of Biblical Conversation. For more on this author, go here: https://coffeewithpaul.com/about-index/our-teachers/gcollier/.
part i: authors & texts 27
Chapter 1: Implied & Dead Authors 29
Chapter 2: Bound & Gagged Authors 71
Chapter 3: Just Plain Authors 101
Chapter 4: The Face of Authors 123
Chapter 5: Texts 157
Chapters 1-5: Digest & Reprise 173
part ii: reading paul 183
Chapter 6: Paul & the Canon of Scholars 185
Chapter 7: Paul & B W Robinson 217
Chapter 8: Paul & Opposition 245
Chapter 9: Paul & Conversation 267
Chapters 6-9: Digest & Reading Paul 319
part iii: reading 1thessalonians 329
Chapter 10: Forms 331
Chapter 11: Shades 349
Chapter 12: 1Thessalonians 373
Chapter 13: Exposition 407
Chapter 14: Notes & Comments 507
part iv: "i, paul" 575
Chapter 15: "I, Paul" 577
part v: glossary, tables, abbreviations, & bibliography 607
Greek & Hebrew Transliteration 613
Bibliography by Category 624
Bibliography (Alphabetical) 679
Subject Index 730