Mounce's excellent commentary on the Pastoral Epistles should be in every pastor's library. His work stands poised to become the standard conservative commentary on these books, especially in matters of authorship and church government. It excels in both technical and theological matters. Most of the introduction provides a framework for a gigantic and well-reasoned defense of Pauline authorship of the Pastorals. He is not afraid to boldly challenge the results of modern critical scholarship's hidden assumptions and critical biases. The author uses the WBC format to its fullest and will offer help to pastors in recognizing the flow of thought that many commentators deny exists in the Pastorals. This is a splendid achievement and a force with which to be reckoned. Anyone wanting to do serious study on these letters will want to have this commentary, which combines careful scholarship with an evangelical commitment to the authority of Scripture. - Jeff Waddington - Westminster Bookstore Staff
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