Monday, July 26, 2010

Daniel Kirk on the Authorship of the Pastoral Epistles

Over at Storied Theology, Daniel Kirk posts some thoughts on authorship of the Pastoral Epistles. The best discussion on that topic around was the exchange between Stan Porter and Robert Wall in BBR back in 1997.

1 comment:

Richard Blight said...

You might like to check out some of the more recent substantial commentaries that argue for Pauline authorship, such as Philip H. Towner (2006), Ben Witherington (2006), William Mounce (WBC: 2007), George W. Knight (1992) and especially Luke Timothy Johnson (The First and Second Letters to Timothy, Doubleday 2001) who has an outstanding section on re-assessing authorship leading to a challenge that “the grounds for declaring [the PE] inauthentic are so flawed as to seriously diminish the validity of the scholarly ‘majority opinion’ [that they are pseudepigraphal].”