Paul's Longing to See the Thessalonians and Timothy's Visit and News

  1. Anthony C. Thiselton

Published Online: 24 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390124.ch4

1 & 2 Thessalonians: Through the Centuries

1 & 2 Thessalonians: Through the Centuries

How to Cite

Thiselton, A. C. (2010) Paul's Longing to See the Thessalonians and Timothy's Visit and News, in 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Through the Centuries, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390124.ch4

Author Information

  1. University of Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 13 DEC 2010

Book Series:

  1. Blackwell Bible Commentaries

Book Series Editors:

  1. John Sawyer,
  2. Christopher Rowland,
  3. Judith Kovacs and
  4. David M. Gunn

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196826

Online ISBN: 9781444390124

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Keywords:

  • Paul's longing to see - the Thessalonians and Timothy's visit and news;
  • good and caring pastor, Paul not wanting to leave quickly - “bereft” of his converts;
  • Paul, finding his enforced absence unbearable;
  • Paul's parting with Timothy - “some kind of sacrifice in sending Timothy away”;
  • Paul, not wanting the readers to be disturbed - by tribulations which they experience;
  • Witherington, that Paul is trying to invite - emotions of reverence and pathos (1 and 2 Thessalonians;
  • Patristic era - Tertullian (c. 160–c. 225), a string of references to 1 Thessalonians;
  • Medieval Period, Bede the Venerable - from Augustine's On Christian Doctrine 3.4.8;
  • Bernard of Clairvaux's work - On the Love of God, “four degrees” of love;
  • Thessalonians, unable to regard themselves - as exempt from bearing the cross

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and Overview

  • The Patristic Era

  • The Medieval Period

  • The Reformation and Post-Reformation Eras

  • The Eighteenth Century

  • The Nineteenth Century