Paul Foster on the authorship of 2 Thessalonians in the latest JSNT

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(Matthew Novenson) The latest (December 2012) issue of Journal for the Study of the New Testament includes an article by our own Dr. Paul Foster challenging the putative consensus on the authorship of 2 Thessalonians. Foster argues that, in light of recent developments in Pauline studies (e.g., the New Perspective, the rediscovery of apocalypticism), the classic arguments for the pseudonymity of 2 Thessalonians no longer hold up. In an appendix, he also reports the results of an informal poll on the authorship of the Pauline epistles taken at the 2011 British New Testament Conference. Very interesting piece. Take up and read.

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