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Re-examining Paul's letters : the history of the Pauline correspondence
Reicke, Bo, 1914-1987.
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Harrisburg, PA : Trinity Press International, [2001]

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xii, 164 pages ; 23 cm

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Author Notes

Bo Reicke was for many years Professor of New Testament at the University of Basel, Switzerland
David P. Moessner is Professor of Biblical Theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
Ingalisa Reicke is Bo Reicke's widow, and for many years co-edited Theologische Zeitschrift with her husband

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Shortly before his death in 1987, Professor Reicke (Univ. of Basle) had completed a series of lectures on the historical settings of the Pauline letters. Now his widow and Moessner (Univ. of Dubuque, and a former doctoral student) have edited and published those lectures, together with six related earlier articles, three with fresh English translations. Reicke argues that all 13 letters ascribed to Paul were written by him to diverse situations in the years 52 to 62 CE, a conclusion that will be startling to many but which is carefully and dispassionately argued. The lectures make an important contribution and are a pleasure to read. Their clarity of style and originality of thought make them accessible to all, from beginning student to mature scholar. This book is recommended for all collections that include studies of the history of New Testament documents, as a possible alternative to prevailing views. For all readership groups. L. Gaston emeritus, Vancouver School of Theology

Table of Contents

Ingalisa ReickeDavid P. Moessner
Abbreviationsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
I Roman Rule and the Settings of the Pauline Correspondence
Judeo-Christianity and the Jewish Establishment, A.D. 33-66 [1984]p. 9
The Historical Background of the Apostolic Council and the Episode in Antioch (Gal. 2:1-14) [1953]p. 16
II History of the Pauline Correspondence
1. Introductionp. 29
2. Questions of Method and Procedurep. 30
3. Overview of the Chronologyp. 35
The Chronology of the Thirteen Canonical Lettersp. 39
Early Palestinian Jewish-Jewish Christian Tension
1. 2 Thessaloniansp. 39
2. 1 Thessaloniansp. 43
Rising Zealotism
3. Galatiansp. 45
4. 1 Corinthiansp. 48
5. 1 Timothyp. 51
Excursusp. 52
5. 1 Timothy (continued)p. 56
6. 2 Corinthiansp. 59
7. Romansp. 62
8. Titusp. 68
Paul's Captivity
9. Philemonp. 73
10. Colossiansp. 75
11. Ephesiansp. 78
12. 2 Timothyp. 85
13. Philippians: Paul's Relations with Philippi and His Exhortations to Peacep. 91
III Disputed Settings of the Pauline Correspondence
The Chronology of the Pastoral Epistles [1976]p. 105
The Historical Setting of Colossians [1973]p. 121
Caesarea, Rome, and the Captivity Epistles [1970]p. 131
Appendix 1. Synopsis of the Pauline Chronologyp. 141
Appendix 2. A Biographical Sketch of Bo Reickep. 142
Appendix 3. Biographical and Bibliographical Notesp. 144
Endnotesp. 147
Index of Ancient Sourcesp. 154
Index of Modern Authorsp. 164