Gary Shogren – 1-2 Thessalonians – Zondervan Exegetical Commentary

1-2 Thessalonians Zondervan Exegetical Commentary

Gary Shogren is the author of the 1-2 Thessalonians volume in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series.

Dr. Shogren is a biblical scholar with extensive experience in missions. The volume reflects his gift of explaining the Greek text and making application with pastoral sensitivity.

His eschatological approach to 1-2 Thessalonians is pretribulational dispensationalism.

Please see Best Bible Commentaries’ Q & A with Dr. Shogren on this volume.

The ZECNT series is a well-reviewed commentary series that reflects a broadly evangelical theology.

The series is designed for pastors, professors, and bible students.

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Gary Shogren was raised in small-town New England (Rhode Island) in a family that had roots back to the founding of the colony in the 1600’s. He grew up in the Baptist church and came to believe in Christ at the age of 6.

However, when he was a teenager, a series of experiences led him to a deeper walk with God and a sense that God was calling him into ministry. After a number of years of education (culminating with a PhD in New Testament from Kings College, Aberdeen, Scotland) he served as a pastor and then as a professor. He has been a New Testament professor for 24 years.

In 1998 he and his family moved to Costa Rica to learn Spanish, so that he could teach at ESEPA Bible College and Seminary in San José, Costa Rica.

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