Mason, John Philip
Dr. John Philip Mason received his Ph.d. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has served as a Pastor for many years and as a Professor teaching the New Testament Greek, Pauline and Synoptic Studies.1988 0-7734-9792-7
Introduces the beginning Greek student to the reading of the Greek New Testament text almost immediately. Structured to deepen the student's love for the New Testament and desire to read it regularly not only as a tool for study, but as a element of devotional life. Available at special price for text use.1993 0-7734-2358-3
This study examines the impact the apocalyptic tradition contained in I Thessalonians 4:16-17a had on the development of Paul's understanding of resurrection. It corrects the prevailing view that his understanding arose primarily from his experience of having seen the risen Christ. It examines traditional views of resurrection which Paul inherited from Judaism, and the beliefs in life after death in the Greek world and cults of Thessalonica. The study contends that the apocalyptic tradition in I Thessalonians provides Paul with a temporal sequence and a depiction of the glory of the last events, and allows Paul to provide assurance to the young Thessalonian congregation.