Drawing together biblical scholarship with a passion for authentic lives that embody the gospel, this groundbreaking interpretation of Colossians from Brian J. Walsh and Sylvia C. Keesmaat provides us with tools to subvert the empire of our own context in a way that acknowledges the transforming power of Jesus Christ.
In Colossians, Paul presents Christ as "the firstborn over all creation," and appeals to his readers to seek a maturity found only in Christ. In Philemon, Paul appeals to a fellow believer to receive a runaway slave in love and forgiveness. In this volume N. T. Wright offers comment on both of these important books.
In this commentary, Robert W. Wall explores two letters of Paul, showing how Colossians offers an antidote to a privatized and intellectualized faith and Philemon offers a vital model for conflict resolution and community building. Including background material and passage-by-passage exposition of the texts, Wall stresses throughout the lessons that today's church can draw from Paul's teaching.
Fullness and freedom. Paul writes about them at length in his letter to the Christians at Colossae, where certain new teachers were proclaiming that the gospel was not enough. Dick Lucas highlights the riches that are ours in Christ and emphasizes the sufficiency of Christ's gospel and the completeness of his work.
Editor Peter Gorday presents selected patristic commentary on Paul's shorter letters, highlighting the usefulness of these texts in doctrinal disputes and practical matters of the early church.
In the latest volume in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, editor Graham Tomlin pulls together insights from all over the reforming world--humanists, high Calvinists and Puritans alike--to deliver a commentary on Philippians and Colossians that reveals the heat and light of biblical engagement in the age of reform.
This ACT volume is the second of two volumes that will offer a first English translation of the anonymous fourth-century commentary on the thirteen letters of Paul. Widely viewed as one of the finest pre-Reformation commentaries on the Pauline Epistles, this commentary, until the time of Erasmus, was attributed to Ambrose. The name Ambrosiaster ("Star of Ambrose") seems to hav been given to the anonymous author of the work by its Benedictine editors (1686- 1690).
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