The Function of Suffering in Philippians

The Function of Suffering in Philippians

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This closely argued and thoughtful book offers a fresh and nuanced understanding of the function of the suffering theme in Philippians. A comprehensive survey of previous readings of Philippians is followed by a clear outline of the principles and practice of rhetorical criticism with particular reference to the study of letter-structure. The book concludes by considering in detail the shape and function of the theme of suffering in each of the rhetorical sections of the letter as identified by the author.For example, throughout the first chapter of Philippians Paul writes of his imprisonment as potentially life-threatening. ... Moreover, Paul alludes in the letter to the Philippian Christiansa#39; own suffering, as evidenced by their financial support andanbsp;...

Title:The Function of Suffering in Philippians
Author: L. Gregory Bloomquist
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 1992-12-01

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