SUMMARY ANALYSIS OF I THESSALONIANS(1)
This is an example of deliberative rhetoric.
1:1-10 I. Proem
A. Epistolary prescript (1:1)
B. Thanksgiving prayer, including summary of proof topics (1:2-10)
Main themes of 1 Thess:
1. as outlined by Frank Witt Hughes.
death of Christians
- the parousia
the ataktoi ("disorderly;" lit., AWOL)
porneia (sexual immorality)
the wrath of the telos (end)