Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Denver, Colorado

The Gospel in Philippians

Dr. John G. Nordling

  • Professor of Exegetical Theology

21aug - 25All DayThe Gospel in Philippians


Rev. Adrian Sherrill
Email: pastorsherrill@gototrinity.com
Phone: 303.548.1495

Preliminary Reading

Acts 16 (all)

Donald Guthrie, New Testament Introduction, 3d ed., 522-544.
M.H. Franzmann, The Word of the Lord Grows, 119-148.
F.F. Bruce, Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free (Paternoster Press, Ltd., 1977)212-224.

For a completely different view, though still orthodox:
Reicke, Bo, Re-examining Paul’s Letters. The History of the Pauline Correspondence (Trinity Press International, 2001), 91-102, 131-140.

Dahl, Nils A., “Euodia and Syntyche and Paul’s Letter to the Philippians,” pages 3-15 in W. A. Meeks, L. Michael White, and O. Larry Yarbrough, eds., The Social World of the First Christians: Essays in Honor of Wayne A. Meeks. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995).

Krentz, Edgar, “Military Language and Metaphors in Philippians,” pages 105-127 in Origins and Method: Towards a New Understanding of Judaism and Christianity. Essays in Honour of John C. Hurd, edited by Bradley H. McLean. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 86 (Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993).

Malinowski, Francis X., “The Brave Women of Philippi,” Biblical Theology Bulletin 15 (April 1985), 60-64.

Murphy-O’Conner, Jerome, “Travelling Conditions in the First Century: On the Road and on the Sea with St. Paul,” Bible Review 1 (1985), 38-47.

Skeat, T. C., “Did Paul Write to ‘Bishops and Deacons’ at Philippi? A Note on Philippians 1:1,” Novum Testamentum 37 (1995), 12-15.

Thompson, Michael B., “The Holy Internet: Communication between Churches in the First Christian Generation,” pages 49-70 in The Gospels for All Christians: Rethinking the Gospel Audiences, edited by Richard Bauckham (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998).

Nordling, J. G., “The Gospel in Philemon,” Concordia Theological Quarterly 71.1 (2007), 71-83. Available here: http://www.ctsfw.net/media/pdfs/nordlinggospelinphilemon.pdf.

Nordling, J. G., “A More Positive View of Slavery: Establishing Servile Identity in the Christian Assemblies,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 19.1 (2009), 63-84. Available here: ctsfw.edu/Document.Doc?id=214.

Finally, if you’re up to the challenge, please translate the text selections in Philippians from the original Greek (about 55 verses).

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