Augustus Neander began his religious studies
in speculative theory, but his changing interests led him
to the study of church history. As he became more
invested in his historical studies, he embarked on a
mission to put together a substantial work of practical
commentaries on a selection of books from the Bible. His
Epistle of Paul to the Philippians, Practically Explained
is one part of this larger project. In his commentary on
Paul's epistle, Neander shows us the circumstances under
which Paul wrote his letter. The church of Philippi was
the first church that Paul founded while in Macedonia.
Neander discusses the nature of Paul's imprisonment in
Rome and the affect this had on his relationship with the
Philippian church. Through his systematic commentary,
Neander is able to help readers discover new meaning in
the message of Paul's epistle.