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  • 396 Pages
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: October 2009
  • ISBN: SHANSEGWLETTERTOTHEPHILIPPIA9780802837370

The Letter to the Philippians (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

Hansen, G. Walter

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In this commentary G. Walter Hansen offers rich exposition of the text of Philippians as well as wisdom and maturity in its application. In so doing he emphasizes partnership--the social and corporate dimensions of community--in the progress of the gospel.

After a select bibliography, Hansen's introduction sets forth the historical setting of the church in Philippi, the nature and occasion of the letter, and a preview of two key themes--the gospel of Christ and the community in Christ. The commentary itself discusses Philippians in light of these themes, considering Paul's greetings, reports of gospel ministry, imperatives for citizens worthy of the gospel, recommendations of two Christ-like servants, and disclosures of his personal experience. Hansen's treatment as a whole is distinctive for the way it draws out and highlights the themes of partnership, citizenship, and friendship in Paul's Philippian letter.

About the Author

G. Walter Hansen is a writer, New Testament scholar, and philanthropist whose work has taken him all over the world for teaching and ministry. His other books include Abraham in Galatians and the IVP New Testament Commentary volume on Galatians.

About the Editor:

D. A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. He has written or edited more than fifty other books, including The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism, Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church, and Christ and Culture Revisited.

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In this commentary G. Walter Hansen offers rich exposition of the text of Philippians as well as wisdom and maturity in its application. In so doing he emphasizes partnership--the social and corporate dimensions of community--in the progress of the gospel.

After a select bibliography, Hansen's introduction sets forth the historical setting of the church in Philippi, the nature and occasion of the letter, and a preview of two key themes--the gospel of Christ and the community in Christ. The commentary itself discusses Philippians in light of these themes, considering Paul's greetings, reports of gospel ministry, imperatives for citizens worthy of the gospel, recommendations of two Christ-like servants, and disclosures of his personal experience. Hansen's treatment as a whole is distinctive for the way it draws out and highlights the themes of partnership, citizenship, and friendship in Paul's Philippian letter.

About the Author

G. Walter Hansen is a writer, New Testament scholar, and philanthropist whose work has taken him all over the world for teaching and ministry. His other books include Abraham in Galatians and the IVP New Testament Commentary volume on Galatians.

About the Editor:

D. A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. He has written or edited more than fifty other books, including The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism, Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church, and Christ and Culture Revisited.

  • Cover Type:
  • 396 Pages
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: October 2009
  • ISBN: SHANSEGWLETTERTOTHEPHILIPPIA9780802837370