- 376 pages
- The Pseudepigraphal Letters to the Thessalonians
- Marlene Crüsemann
- 26 November 2017 Marlene Crüsemann
Marlene Cr Semann Examines The Thessalonian Letters In The Context Of Jewish Christian Social History Building Upon Her Analysis Of 1 Thessalonians, Cr Semann Comes To The Conclusion That It Is Post Apostolic Epistolary Communication, And Questions Whether It Is A Letter Of Paul And Indeed Whether It Is An Early Letter This Analysis In Turn Adds Weight To The Thesis, Propounded By Some Previous Scholars, That The Letter Is Somewhat Out Of Place And May Be A Later Work By Another Author.Cr Semann Subsequently Illustrates That 2 Thessalonians, By Contrast, Revokes The Far Reaching Social Separation From Judaism That Characterizes 1 Thessalonians, And Thus Aims Socio Historically At A Solidarity With The Entire Jewish People Analysing The Concept Of The Jews As Supposed Enemy, The Future Of The Greek Gentile Community, And The Relationship Between The Two Letters, Cr Semann Concludes That The Discussion About A Divergence Of The Ways Of Christians And Jews In Early Christian Times Needs To Be Realigned.