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By Maarten J.J. Menken

During this lucid reveal the second one letter to the Thessalonians is approached from a ancient viewpoint. The letter is learn as a part of a technique of communique among its sender and the unique addressees, making it available to the fashionable reader.2 Thessalonians features a translation of the fast Greek textual content; an ancient exam of the letter's style, authorship and spiritual milieu; an creation to apocalyptic eschatology and an in depth statement at the letter.Maarten Menken's ebook will attract theologians, ministers of faith, scholars of theology and all these attracted to religious study.

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6, but that difference of opinion has hardly to do with rhetorical analysis: the same disagreement occurs among authors who analyse 2 Thessalonians in a non-rhetorical way. 1–2 contains the thesis to be defended; three of the four scholars call this the partitio and Holland labels it the ‘topic of probatio’. 5–12) the narratio, but that is certainly wrong: the passage, which is largely about the future, does not meet the requirements of a narratio and such a part is out of place in the deliberative genre.

5–12) the narratio, but that is certainly wrong: the passage, which is largely about the future, does not meet the requirements of a narratio and such a part is out of place in the deliberative genre. Three different passages are supposed to be the peroratio; none of these shows very clearly the traits of this part as described above. The presence in 2 Thessalonians of a hortatory part (which does not belong to the usual elements of a speech) and the uncertainty about where to locate the peroratio should warn us against too rigid an application of rhetorical schemes to a letter.

Masson 1957:10–11). In addition to the difference in eschatological outlook, scholars have brought forward other arguments against the Pauline authorship of 2 Thessalonians. , Wrede 1903; Trilling 1972, 1980; Holland 1988; Müller 1988:5–13; Hughes 1989:75–95). In what follows, I shall try to set out and to assess these arguments. If 2 Thessalonians is found not to have been written by Paul, we shall have to look for an answer to the question as to why its author passes himself off as Paul. For the sake of simplicity I shall use masculine pronouns to refer to the unknown author who claims to be Paul.

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