Pastoral Epistles: First Timothy, Second Timothy, and Titus

Benjamin Fiore

Pastoral Epistles: First Timothy, Second Timothy, and Titus
Pastoral Epistles: First Timothy, Second Timothy, and Titus

Book Details

Series: Sacra Pagina
Categories: Pastoral Epistles
Tags: Roman CatholicTechnicalPastoral

Book Information

Pages: 264 pages
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 0814658148
ISBN-13: 9780814658147

Reviews

To review this book, please Login or Register.

5 out of 5 based on 3 user ratings
Robert M. Bowman, Jr December 10, 2016 5 5
Jesuit biblical scholar gives a contemporary Roman Catholic scholarly and pastoral perspective on the Pastoral Epistles. [Full Review]
Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2007. Pp. xxi + 253. Hardcover. $39.95. ISBN 0814658148. Matthew D. Montonini Mentor, Ohio Benjamin Fiore, a priest in the Society of Jesus, who also has teaching responsibilities at Canisius College in Buffalo and Campion College in Regina, has offered a valuable midsize commentary on the Pastoral Epistles in the Sacra Pagina series. The series seeks to “provide sound critical analysis without any loss of sensitivity to religious meaning” (xi). Each section includes an introduction followed by an outline before arriving at the exegesis proper. Once there, the author provides his or her translation, verse-by-verse notes, finally culminating in an interpretation of the verses in question. This section ties together the exegesis provided in the notes, with valuable quotations from the early church fathers as well as contemporary reflections on how the text in question may be applied to the life of the church. Finally, each section concludes with a bibliography pointing the reader to works for further study. Fiore’s classical training under the supervision of Abraham Malherbe of Yale is put to valuable use throughout the commentary. By personal count, Fiore references over eighty Greco-Roman authors representing over 160 works. What is more remarkable is the fact that Fiore manages to use these references judiciously, rather than devolving into parallelomania. Turning to the commentary proper, Fiore provides a brief introduction to the whole of the Pastoral Epistles (5–24), outlining first his methodology and interpretive approach (5–7), followed by a discussion on the literary character of the letters (8–14). [Full Review]
Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2007. Pp. xxi + 253, Hardcover, $39.95, ISBN 0814658148. Korinna Zamfir Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj, Romania Benjamin Fiore’s commentary on the Pastoral Epistles is one of the latest volumes of the Sacra Pagina series, aiming at offering solid exegesis by prestigious Catholic scholars in the spirit of post–Vatican II biblical interpretation. The features of the series mark this volume as well. First, the series addresses not only biblical scholars but clergy, students, and religious educators as well. Second, the current commentary, just as the other volumes in the series, is less extensive compared to, for example, that of Marshall or Towner or the Continental commentaries of Oberlinner or Roloff (even when the smaller print makes it more condensed). Third, the volume also has some practical orientation, attempting to bring to surface conclusions that are still actual in the church of our days, even when, as the author admits, some of the material in the Pastoral Epistles “no longer corresponds to realities in the church today” (3). These details are meant to explain that the work reviewed here is serious, critical, most useful, yet those who work on the Pastoral Epistles will not find responses to all their questions on various details and debates, but a clear assessment of the most important issues and an excellent starting point for further studies. [Full Review]

Goodreads Reviews

Google Book Preview

Sponsors

Top Commentaries by Book Top Commentaries by Series Forthcoming & Unreleased Commentaries
Pentateuch History Poetry Prophets Minor Prophets
Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth 1/2 Samuel 1/2 Kings 1/2 Chronicles Ezra/Nehemiah Esther Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Songs Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations Ezekiel Daniel Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi
Backgrounds
OT Primary Source Material OT Canon OT Textual Criticism OT Hermeneutics OT Introductions OT Theology OT Theological Dictionaries OT Archaeology Hebrew Lexicons Hebrew Grammars (Introductory) Hebrew Grammars (Intermediate) Hebrew Grammars (Advanced) OT Backgrounds OT Dictionaries / Encyclopedias OT History and Religion Ancient Near Eastern Histories Israelite Religion OT Extra-Biblical Literature Studies Documentary Hypothesis Deuternomic History Other OT Studies and Issues
Gospels/Acts Pauline Epistles General Epistles
Matthew Mark Luke John Acts Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians 1/2 Thessalonians Pastoral Epistles Philemon Hebrews James 1 Peter 2 Peter/Jude Johannine Epistles Revelation
Backgrounds
NT Primary Source Material NT Canon NT Criticism NT Textual Criticism NT Hermeneutics NT Introductions NT Theology NT Theological Dictionaries NT Archaeology Greek Lexical Analysis Greek Lexicons Greek Grammar (Introductory) Greek Grammars (Intermediate) Greek Grammars (Advanced) NT Backgrounds NT Dictionaries / Encyclopedias NT History and Religion NT Near Eastern Histories NT Church History / Apostolic Period NT Extra-Biblical Literature Studies Jesus and the Gospels Synoptic Gospels and Surrounding Issues The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting Pauline Studies Johannine Studies Petrine Studies Lukan Studies Other NT Studies and Issues
Systematics Subjects
Systematic Theology Bible/Bibliology Doctrine of God/Theology Humanity/Anthropology Sin/Harmartiology Jesus Christ/Christology Holy Spirit/Pneumatology Salvation/Soteriology Angels and Demons/Angelology The Church/Ecclesiology End Times/Eschatology Israel/Israelology Rewards/Misthology Other Systematics Biblical Theology Biblical Hermeneutics Biblical Canon Scriptures and Revelation Narrative Themes Prolegomena Trinitarianism Sacraments Providence/Soveriegnty Heaven and Hell Worship Theology Ethics Origins Apologetics Worldviews/Philosophies Biblical Archaeology Environmental Issues Ancient Near Eastern Theology Modern Near Eastern Theology Judaism Messianic Judaism Church History (incl. Post Apostolic) Historical Theology Second Temple Judaism Eternal Security / Assurance Israel and Church - Supersessionism Other Theological Subjects
Christian Life Ministry
Workplace Home Anxiety / Depression etc. Technology Prayer / Intercession Bible Study Cultural Issues Other Life Issues Mission / Evangelism Church Growth Preaching Church Leadership Discipleship Pastoral Care Biblical Counseling Worship Praxis Teaching (Biblical and Rabbinic) Other Ministry
Controller: 00:00:00 ; Template: 00:00:00.0156026