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IVP New Testament Commentary: Philippians

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About this Series

Pastors with a passion for sound exposition and scholars with a heart for pastoral leadership have joined forces to produce this exciting commentary series.

Each volume, informed by the best of up-to-date evangelical scholarship, presents passage-by-passage commentary based on the NIV along with background information on authorship, setting, theme and various interpretive issues. Seldom have such readable commentary and reliable research helps been available together! Preachers, teachers, students and other individuals who want to dig deep into the heart of the New Testament will find an indispensable companion in the IVP New Testament Commentary Series.

About this Volume

This one-volume commentary on Philippians can also be purchased as part of a multi-volume set.

Nothing cripples a church's effectiveness like internal strife. In Philippi, Paul addressed a congregation whose private struggles were compounded by opposition and suffering from without. Paul's strategy was to write them a letter of friendship and moral exhortation, reminding them of their "partnership in the gospel," their mutual suffering for the cause of Christ, and their need to "stand firm in one spirit." His approach and counsel can serve us well today.

In this warm, well-written study of Philippians, readers will find an introduction that discusses the letter's occasion and purpose, authorship, and other background information, as well as its important theological themes. Passage-by-passage commentary follows that seeks to explain what the letter means to us today as well as what it meant for its original hearers.

Features

  • Passage-by-passage exposition of Philippians
  • Based on the NIV Bible
  • Includes background information and discussion of critical issues
  • Focuses on the relevance of Philippians for Christians today
  • Describes different views on interpreting Philippians
  • Notes on exegetical issues separated from textual commentary

About the Author(s)

Gordon D. Fee (Ph.D., University of Southern California) was, until his retirement, dean of the faculty and professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has written several books and commentaries, including God's Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul (Hendrickson) and New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors (Westminster/John Knox).

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