Bibliography: 2 Thessalonians


Donfried, Karl P., and I. Howard Marshall. The Theology of the Shorter Pauline Letters. NTT. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Furnish, Victor Paul. 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians. ANTC. Nashville: Abingdon, 2004.

Menken, Maarten J. J. 2 Thessalonians. NTR. London: Routledge, 1994.

Morris, Leon. Word Biblical Themes: 1, 2 Thessalonians. Dallas: Word, 1990.

Thurston, Bonnie. Reading Colossians, Ephesians, and 2 Thessalonians: A Literary and Theological Commentary. RNTS. New York: Crossroad, 1995.

Wright, Tom. Paul for Everyone: Galatians and Thessalonians. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2004.

Critical Commentaries

Best, Ernest. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. HNTC. New York: Harper & Row, 1972.

Bruce, F. F. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. WBC 45. Waco: Word, 1982.

Gaventa, Beverly Roberts. First and Second Thessalonians. Interpretation. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1998.

Green, Gene L. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. PNTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.

Malherbe, Abraham J. The Letters to the Thessalonians. AB 32B. New York: Doubleday, 2000.

Morris, Leon. The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians. Rev. ed. NICNT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991.

Wanamaker, Charles A. The Epistles to the Thessalonians: A Commentary on the Greek Text. NIGTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990.

Witherington, Ben, III. 1 and 2 Thessalonians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.

On the Rhetoric of 2 Thessalonians

Jewett, Robert. The Thessalonian Correspondence: Pauline Rhetoric and Millenarian Piety. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1986.

On the Thessalonian Church’s Uneasy Relationship to the Secular Community

De Vos, Craig Stephen. Church and Community Conflicts: The Relationships of the Thessalonian, Corinthian, and Philippian Churches with Their Wider Civic Communities, 123–77. SBLDS 168. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1997.

Still, Todd D. Conflict at Thessalonica: A Pauline Church and Its Neighbors. JSNTSup 163. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.

On the Thessalonians’ Interest in the Second Coming

Carroll, John T., ed. The Return of Jesus in Early Christianity. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2000.

Holman, Charles L. Till Jesus Comes: Origins of Christian Apocalyptic Expectation. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.

Jewett, Robert. The Thessalonian Correspondence: Pauline Rhetoric and Millenarian Piety. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1986.

Nicholl, Colin R. From Hope to Despair in Thessalonica: Situating 1 and 2 Thessalonians. SNTSMS 126. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Plevnik, Joseph. “The Parousia Depiction in 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18.” In Paul and the Parousia: An Exegetical and Theological Investigation, 65–98. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1997.

Witherington, Ben, III. Jesus, Paul, and the End of the World: A Comparative Study in New Testament Eschatology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1992.

Other Academic Studies

Collins, Raymond F. The Thessalonian Correspondence. BETL 97. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1990.

Holland, G. S. The Tradition That You Received from Us: 2 Thessalonians in the Pauline Tradition. HUT 24. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1988.