The Letter to the Philippians
In this commentary G. Walter Hansen offers rich exposition of the text of Philippians as well as wisdom and maturity in its application. In so doing he emphasizes partnership--the social and corporate dimensions of community--in the progress of the gospel.
After a select bibliography, Hansen's introduction sets forth the historical setting of the church in Philippi, the nature and occasion of the letter, and a preview of two key themes--the gospel of Christ and the community in Christ. The commentary itself discusses Philippians in light of these themes, considering Paul's greetings, reports of gospel ministry, imperatives for citizens worthy of the gospel, recommendations of two Christ-like servants, and disclosures of his personal experience. Hansen's treatment as a whole is distinctive for the way it draws out and highlights the themes of partnership, citizenship, and friendship in Paul's Philippian letter.
"With themes and emotions so varied, the letter to the Philippians needs a commentator with a sure grasp and a warm heart. . . . Hansen writes with admirable clarity and simplicity, even when he is unpacking notoriously complex matters."
-- D. A. Carson (from the preface)
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RECOMMENDATIONS OF CHRISTLIKE SERVANTS 21930
DISCLOSURES OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCE 3121
A PREVIEW OF TWO THEMES
A The Gospel of Christ
B The Community in Christ
GREETINGS AND GRACE 112
PRAYERS FOR PARTNERS 1311
REPORTS OF GOSPEL MINISTRY 11226
IMPERATIVES FOR CITIZENS WORTHY OF THE GOSPEL 127218
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