Der Philipperbrief 978-3-16-160245-0 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Angela Standhartinger

Der Philipperbrief

[The Epistle to the Philippians.]

2021. Approx. 310 pages.
forthcoming in July

Handbuch zum Neuen Testament 11/1

approx. 50,00 €
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sewn paper
ISBN 978-3-16-160245-0
DOI 10.1628/978-3-16-160245-0
forthcoming
Published in German.
Angela Standhartinger interprets the Epistle to the Philippians as a prisoner's correspondence with his favorite congregation. She integrates religious and socio-historical source material in a theological interpretation of the Greek text. The work contains an extended introduction and eighteen excursuses which provide information about significant topics such as the ancient city of Philippi, collected letters, humility, the Philippian hymn, mimesis, community structure and leadership of an early Pauline congregation and greetings from the house of Caesar.
In her philological-historical interpretation, Angela Standhartinger puts Philippians into its religious and cultural setting and provides a theological interpretation of individual parts and Philippians as a whole. Recent research on Philippi shows that the letter was addressed to a congregation located at the edge of Philippi, a minor Roman colony. Paul wrote to them as a prisoner subjected to the usual severe conditions of a Roman prison. These three letters to his favorite congregation were written at the beginning of the second century as a farewell to thank them for their support and to exhort them to continue to survive in spite of what he presumed was his impending execution. As many prisoners did, Paul only hints at some messages in order to keep them from being read by others or by his jailers. This work will provide readers with source material and theological reflection in order to enable them to do their own interpretation of the material.
Authors/Editors

Angela Standhartinger Geboren 1964; Studium der Ev. Theologie in Frankfurt/Main, München und Heidelberg; Promotion und Habilitation in Frankfurt; Vikariat und Ordination; Gastaufenthalt am Union Theological Seminary in New York; seit 2000 Professorin für Neues Testament in Marburg.

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