Unlike Paul's letters to the Galatians or the Corinthians, the letter to the Ephesians contains almost no clues about the situation and issues its recipients faced. Nevertheless, the letter vividly depicts how God's will revealed in Christ reorients believers' lives toward unity, mutual respect, submission and love--in short, new life in Christ. Francis Foulkes expounds with clarity and ease the letter's central themes and emphases.
The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.
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Author's Preface to the First Edition
Author's Preface to the Second Edition
The Nature and Teaching of the Letter
Ephesians and Colossians
Ephesians and other New Testament Writings
Arguments for a Later Date
Other Evidence for Authorship
The Work of an Imitator or of the Apostle?