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Love Your Enemies: Jesus’ Love Command in the Synoptic Gospels and the Early Christian Paraenesis

, 2012
ISBN: 9781433534751

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Love Your Enemies, originally published as John Piper’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Munich, examines the command to “love your enemies” as it occurs in various forms in the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, Romans, 1 Thessalonians, and 1 Peter. Piper examines the various critical interpretations offered by scholars, and also incorporates the pertinent extra-canonical literature into his study. Arguing that the early church practiced non-retaliatory love, Piper presents a comprehensive case about what Jesus meant when he commanded his followers to love their enemies.

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  • Seeks to apply even the most difficult Scriptural command
  • Early scholarship by John Piper shows his development of thought
  • Addresses the critical and textual issues surrounding the command to forgive from the gospels
  • In Search of the Paraenetic Tradition of a Command of Enemy Love
  • The Origin of the Command of Enemy Love in the New Testament Paraenetic Tradition
  • Jesus’ Command of Enemy Love in the Larger Context of His Message
  • The Use and Meaning of Jesus’ Command of Enemy Love in the Early Christian Paraenesis
  • The Gospel Tradition of Jesus’ Command of Enemy Love and its Use in Matthew and Luke
  • Title: Love Your Enemies: Jesus’ Love Command in the Synoptic Gospels and the Early Christian Paraenesis
  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Print Publication Date: 2012
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Jesus Christ › Teachings; Bible. N.T. Gospels › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Love › Biblical teaching; Enemy in the Bible; Christian ethics › History--Early church, ca. 30-600
  • ISBNs: 9781433534751, 9781433534768, 1433534754, 1433534762
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T01:19:31Z
John Piper

John Piper (b. 1946) is a widely respected theologian and bestselling author who serves as founder and lead teacher at Desiring God and is chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, Piper served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He has authored more than 50 books, and more than 30 years of his preaching and writing are available free of charge at desiringGod.org. Piper resides in the Minneapolis area with his wife of 51 years, and has five children and 14 grandchildren.

Piper attended Wheaton College where he majored in literature and minored in philosophy. He completed his Bachelor of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he studied under Dr. Daniel Fuller. Piper received his Doctorate in Theology from the University of Munich and taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College.

In 1994, Piper founded Desiring God Ministries, which provides Piper’s sermons, articles, and information on titles he has authored. One of his bestsellers, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, prompted the name of the ministry.

Several of Piper’s books have been Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Christian book award winners including What Jesus Demands from the World, Pierced by the Word, and God’s Passion for His Glory. The Crossway John Piper Collection (39 vols.) includes 39 titles from Piper, including Love Your Enemies and A Hunger for God. His preaching ministry of more than 30 years is available in the John Piper Sermon Archive (1980–2014).

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