Audio and Video

With Paula Gooder. Twenty minute introduction to the epistle to the Philippians featuring Paula Gooder and produced by St John’s Nottingham.

Eight minute video introduction to the epistle to the Philippians from the University of Nottingham.

Books & Dissertations

Richard Stephen Ascough, Voluntary Associations and Community Formation: Paul’s Macedonian Christian Communities in Context. PhD diss. University of St. Michael’s College, 1998.

Philip Neil Groves, A Model for Partnership: A Model of Partnership Distilled from the Relationship between Paul and the Philippian Church as a Tool to Examine the Partnership Programmes of the Anglican Communion and to Propose New Directions. (PhD thesis. University of Birmingham, 2010).

Ralph P. Martin, An Early Christian Confession: Philippians II. 5-11 in Recent Interpretation. (London: Tyndale Press, 1960).

Davorin Peterlin, Paul’s letter to the Philippians in the light of disunity in the church. (PhD diss., University of Aberdeen, 1992). [Free registration with ETHoS, British Library, required. Unique document id: ]

Seong-Su Park, Christology as Motivation for Ethical Exhortation in 1 Peter and Philippians. PhD diss. University of Pretoria, 2007.

Gerald Walter Peterman, Giving and Receiving in Paul’s Epistles: Greco-Roman Social Conventions in Philippians and Selected Pauline Texts. PhD diss. University of London, 1992.    [Free registration with ETHoS, British Library, required. Unique document id: ]

Older Works

Adolf Schlatter, Die Briefe an Die Thessalonicher, Philipper, Timotheus Und Titus: Ausgelegt Für Bibelleser. (Erläuterungen zum Neuen Testament 8.) (Berlin: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 1953). [German]

Marvin Richardson Vincent, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistles to the Philippians and to Philemon. (The International Critical Commentary.) (Edinburgh: T.& T.Clark, 1897).

Articles & Reviews

L. G. Bloomquist, “The Rhetoric of Suffering in Paul’s Letter to the Philippians: Socio-Rhetorical Reflections and Further Thoughts on a Post-Colonial Contribution to the Discussion.” Paper presented at the Conference on Paul: Yesterday and Today (Codrington College, Barbados, WI), February 21, 2002.

L. Gregory Bloomquist, “Suffering and Joy: Subverted by Joy in Paul’s Letter to the Philippians”. Interpretation 61.3 (2007): 270-282.

Dennis Duling, “‘Whatever Gain I Had …’: Ethnicity and Paul’s Self-Identification in Philippians 3:5-6”. Hervormde Teologiese Studies 64.2 (2008): 799-818.

Gordon D. Fee, “To What End Exegesis? Reflections on Exegesis and Spirituality in Philippians 4:10-20.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 8 (1988): 75-88.

Gordon D. Fee, “Philippians 2:5-11: Hymn or Exalted Pauline Prose?” Bulletin for Biblical Research 2 (1992): 29-46.

Nijay K. Gupta, “‘I Will Not Be Put to Shame’: Paul, the Philippians, and the Honourable Wish for Death”. Neotestamentica 42.2 (2008): 253-268.

Larry W. Hurtado, “Jesus as Lordly Example in Philippians 2:5-11.” In From Jesus to Paul: Studies in Honour of Francis Wright Beare. Eds. Peter Richardson and John Coolidge Hurd. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1984, pp. 113-126.

David J. Lull. “The Iliad, the ‘Christ-Hymn’ (Phil 2.6-11), and ‘Political Theology'” (Lecture on the Occasion of Being Installed as Tenured Associate Professor of New Testament, Wartburg Theological Seminary, Loehe Chapel, May 1, 2006).

Joseph A. Marchal, “Military Images in Philippians 1-2: A Feminist Analysis of the Rhetorics of Scholarship, Philippians, and Current Contexts” (Rhetoric, Violence and Evil: Connections, Reflections and Responses: A Conference of the Centre for Rhetorics and Hermeneutics, University of the Redlands).

I. Howard Marshall, “The Christ-hymn in Philippians 2:5-11: a review article.” Tyndale Bulletin 19 (1968): 104-127.

Reinhold Merkelbach, “Zwei Beiträge zum Neuen Testament.” Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 134 (1991) 346-351.

C. F. D. Moule, “Further Reflections on Philippians 2:5-11”. In: Woodrow Ward Gasque & Ralph P. Martin (eds). Apostolic History and the Gospel: Biblical and Historical Essays Presented to F. F. Bruce on His 60th Birthday. (Exeter: Paternoster, 1970). pp 265-276.

Gerald W. Peterman, “‘Thankless Thanks’: The Epistolary Social Convention in Philippians 4:10-20”. Tyndale Bulletin 42.2 (1991)  261-270.

David Seeley, “The Background of the Philippians Hymn (2:6-11).” Journal of Higher Criticism 1 (1994) 49-72.

Guiseppe Segalla, “Salvación Cristológica Universal En Filipenses Y I Pedro”. Revista Biblica 59 (1997) 165-180. [Spanish]

Peter-Ben Smit, “That’s Very Sweet of You, My Child, but No Thanks: A Note on Philippians 4:10-20 and Paul’s Parental Authority.” Lectio difficilior 1/2006.

Andries H. Snyman, “A Rhetorical Analysis of Philippians 1:27-2:18”. Verbum et Ecclesia 26.3 (2005): 783-809.

Andries H. Snyman, “Philippians 4:1-9 from a Rhetorical Perspective”. Verbum et Ecclesia 28.1 (2007): 224-243.

Eduard Verhoef, “Syncretism in the Church of Philippi”. Hervormde Teologiese Studies 64.2 (2008): 697-714.