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A Commentary on St. Paul's First Epistle to the Thessalonians (Classic Reprint)

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A Commentary on St. Paul's First Epistle to the Thessalonians (Classic Reprint) by Alfred Plummer
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Excerpt from A Commentary on St. Paul's First Epistle to the Thessalonians The Epistles to the Thessalonians do not tell us a great deal about the city in which these most interesting converts of the Apostle of the Gentiles lived; but what they tell us harmonizes very well with what we learn from other sources. The passage of the Gospel from Asia to Europe is a momentous event in the history of the Apostolic Age; and it took place when St. Paul, in obedience to what he believed to be a Divine command, 'set sail from Troas' and came 'to Philippi, which is a city of Macedonia, the first of the district, a Roman colony' (Acts xvi. 8-14). To us this means the spread of Christianity from one continent to another. But that is not the way in which it is regarded in the N.T., in which the word 'Europe' does not occur, and in which Asia never means the continent of 'Asia.' The Apostle of the Gentiles and his historian, St. Luke, seem rather to have regarded the event as a passage from Eastern to Western civilization, an advance from a world in which the best elements had centred in Judaism to a world in which the best elements were found in the art and thought of Greece, and in the political and military organization of Rome. "Westward the course of empire takes its way" Bishop Berkeley). About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Release date Australia
April 22nd, 2018
Illustrations
3 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Forgotten Books
Pages
152
Dimensions
152x229x8
ISBN-13
9781331644743
Product ID
23191702

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