1 Thessalonians 1-3

Like Galatians, 1 Thessalonians bears the marks of a thoughtfully arranged persuasive discourse, even resembling the layout proposed by ancient rhetoricians like Aristotle and Cicero.  The first three chapters of 1 Thessalonians might be called ‘the preliminaries.’  Paul greeted and commended the church for their steadfastness in the gospel, then … Continue reading