Michael F. Bird's Colossians and Philemon (New Covenant Commentary Series) PDF

By Michael F. Bird

Michael Bird's statement on Colossians and Philemon within the New Covenant remark sequence will pay shut recognition to the socio-historical context, the circulate and dynamics of the textual content, their argumentative process, theological message, and the which means of Colossians and Philemon for the modern church this day. chicken situates Colossians within the context of Paul's Ephesian ministry and describes how Paul makes an attempt to cajole a congregation within the Lycus Valley to stay enterprise within the gospel and to understand the cosmic majesty of Jesus Christ over and opposed to the perspectives of sure Jewish mystics who've thrown the Colossians into confusion. He indicates how, within the letter to Philemon, Paul intercedes for a slave estranged from his grasp via a gently crafted feat of pastoral persuasion from a missionary good friend of Philemon. The statement combines exegetical perception, rhetorical research, theological exposition, and useful program multi functional brief quantity. chicken indicates Paul at paintings as a theologian, pastor, and missionary in his letters to the Colossians and Philemon.

"Every iteration must grapple anew with the Bible, and each pastor wishes a sequence that pushes the textual content into the neighborhood. This statement sequence accomplishes those projects. may perhaps God bless those commentaries to yield groups that stay out God's gracious covenant with us."
--Scot McKnight
Karl A. Olsson Professor in spiritual Studies
North Park University

"Michael Bird's remedy of Colossians and Philemon is incisive, informative, and autonomous. He publications readers with a mild contact, thoroughly starting up competing positions, yet judiciously weighing the advantages of every of those possible choices. The remark is equipped on a beginning of mature, balanced, and sane exegesis--and from this enterprise starting place fowl attracts weighty theological implications. it is a masterpiece of succinct writing and an auspicious begin to the hot Covenant observation Series."
--Paul Foster
School of Divinity
University of Edinburgh

Michael fowl is New testomony show on the Highland Theological collage in Scotland. he's the writer of Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile challenge, The Saving Righteousness of God, A Bird's Eye-View of Paul, and with James Crossley, How Did Christianity start? he's additionally coeditor of the recent Covenant remark Series.

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