Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Marengo, Iowa

Dr. John G. Nordling

  • Professor of Exegetical Theology
(260) 452-3217


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  • Acts 16.
  • Either Donald Guthrie, New Testament Introduction, 3d ed., 522-544,
  • or M.H. Franzmann, The Word of the Lord Grows, 119-148,
  • or F.F. Bruce, Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free (Paternoster Press, Ltd., 1977) 212-224.
  • For a completely different view, though still orthodox:
  • Bo Reicke, 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, John G. “The Gospel in Philemon.” Concordia Theological Quarterly 71.1 (2007) 71-83. Available here: http://www.ctsfw.net/media/pdfs/nordlinggospelinphilemon.pdf.
  • Nordling, John 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: https://www.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).