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Philippians: An Introduction and Commentary

Philippians: An Introduction and Commentary

Ralph P. Martin

| IVP | 1987

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Paul’s letter to the Philippians may aptly be seen as a meditation on joy. But Paul’s joy, rather than the result of ease and comfort, is a contentedness made pure through suffering. He has “learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” Ralph Martin shows how these themes flow from and emulate Christ’s humility, lead to spiritual fellowship among believers, and contribute to spreading the gospel.

Author Bio

Ralph P. Martin (1925–2013) served as scholar-in-residence at several schools, including Fuller Theological Seminary, Haggard School of Theology, and Azusa Pacific University. He was a professor emeritus of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary and an associate professor in biblical studies at the University of Sheffield in England.

Martin earned degrees at University of London and King’s College. He has written several commentaries and books, including Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon, the commentaries on 2 Corinthians in the Word Biblical Commentary series, and many more!