Revue de presse
In 1 Timothy, more than any other New Testament writing, Paul has specific instructions for how Christian women are to present and conduct themselves, and how they are to learn, teach, and minister in the church. How appropriate, then, that a commentary on this book should be written by a woman. Dr Spencer provides a carefully researched, well-balanced, and well-written exposition with special attention given to the difficult and controversial texts relating to women, men, and to all Christians. Highly recommended. --John R. Kohlenberger III, Editor, 'The NIV Greek and English New Testament'
Spencer writes as a female scholar with a special interest on female issues contained in the teaching of the letter, in the Church in Ephesus and in the work that Timothy is undertaking. ... This is a useful work to put into the hands of anyone interested in the story of the church as it was towards the end on Paul's life... --Donald A. Bullen, Theological Book Review, Vol. 26 No. 2, 2015
Présentation de l'éditeur
In a thorough and insightful commentary on Paul’s letter to his co-worker Timothy, which the Apostle wrote before and during Nero’s persecution, Aída Besançon Spencer carefully examines each part of the letter and reveals Paul’s rhetorical and stylistic features, as well as placing the letter in the larger biblical, historical, social, and cultural contexts. How Paul’s writing related to the ancient communities is enriched by original research gleaned from her explorations of key sites in Rome and Greece. In addition, the author emphasizes Paul’s strategies of ministry with his co-workers and their community, while considering the role of women in the church. Throughout, Spencer presents an in-depth exegesis in a readable format enhanced by forty years of ministry.