Jul 3, 2010

Marshall on the Pastoral Epistles in Recent Study


Readers interested in the Pastoral Epistles might want to check out I. Howard Marshall’s chapter entitled “The Pastoral Epistles in Recent Study” in the recently released Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul’s Theology in the Pastoral Epistles, ed. By A. Köstenberger and T. Wilder. In this chapter, Marshall discusses recent commentaries (269–82), works on the structure of the PE (PP. 282–83), works on the literary approaches to the PE (pp. 284–87), works on pseudepigraphy and the authorship of the PE (pp. 288–92), works on the PE and New Testament theology (pp. 292–94), works on Christology and soteriology in the PE (pp. 294–97), works on the church, ministry, and ethics in the PE (pp. 297–300), works on women in the PE (pp. 300–4), and works on the individuality (treating each epistle independently) of the PE (pp. 304–8). I found these summaries to be helpful and even-handed.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent book, but I was very disappointed in the font that was used. Maybe its my cataracts. It seems that for a scholarly work like this, the publishers would have made the page format more appealing.

Charles said...

Thanks for the comment. Now that you mention it, it does look like the font could be a bit better. I can relate to how this kind of thing matters the older I get.