The Call to Holiness, Especially to Holiness and Love in Personal Relationships

  1. Anthony C. Thiselton

Published Online: 24 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390124.ch5

1 & 2 Thessalonians: Through the Centuries

1 & 2 Thessalonians: Through the Centuries

How to Cite

Thiselton, A. C. (2010) The Call to Holiness, Especially to Holiness and Love in Personal Relationships, in 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Through the Centuries, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390124.ch5

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:

  • call to holiness, to holiness and love - in personal relationships;
  • Paul, turning to exhortation - or to what is called paranesis;
  • exhortation on ethics - Jewish synagogue homilies, synagogue sermons to God-fearers;
  • Paul's allusion, to preaching and moral instruction - confirming that readers understand this;
  • strongest arguments in favor of body - Paul, addressing whole Christian community, and the unmarried;
  • Paul, concluding - that God will avenge the weak or oppressed, and Christians with brotherly love;
  • Clement of Alexandria - quoting 1 Thess. 4:3–8, “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification”;
  • Theodore of Mopsuestia, under the constraints of persecution - the readers remain “inviolable”;
  • Romantic movement, and John Keats – holiness, akin to creative imagination and strivings of the heart;
  • The Holy Spirit - “is a token that He has consecrated you to himself”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and Overview

  • The Patristic Era

  • The Medieval Period

  • The Reformation and Post-Reformation Periods

  • The Eighteenth Century

  • The Nineteenth Century