1-2 Timothy & Titus, Volume 14 (IVP New Testament Commentary)
Towner, Philip H
Questions about the nature of Christian leadership and authority, attitudes toward wealth and materialism, proper responses to cults, the role of women in the church, and even the validity of the institution of marriage are not new. Paul addressed these issues in personal letters to Timothy and Titus as leaders of first-century congregations in Ephesus and Crete. What he had to say to them is as relevant to us as today's newspaper headlines. Throughout this commenatary Philip H. Towner explains what each letter meant to its original hearers and its application for us today.