Colossians (Black's New Testament Commentary Series)
:Foster provides the commentary on Colossians in this renowned series of biblical commentaries, under the General Editorship of Professor Morna D. Hooker (Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity Emerita in the University of Cambridge, UK). As with other volumes in the...
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:Foster provides the commentary on Colossians in this renowned series of biblical commentaries, under the General Editorship of Professor Morna D. Hooker (Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity Emerita in the University of Cambridge, UK). As with other volumes in the series, the key questions for scholars are scrutinised thoroughly - questions of historicity, the use of historical traditions and sources, the relationship of Colossians to the rest of the New Testament in particular the Pauline letters, authorship, and setting. Foster examines these issues in such a way as to present the heart of the academic debate to a wider audience, as befitting to the series reputation for rigorous commentary, which not only advances the knowledge of students and pastors, but also makes a contribution to the academic discourse in its own right.
Paul Foster (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is Senior Lecturer in New Testament at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He is author of Community, Law and Mission in Matthew's Gospel (Mohr Siebeck, 2004), and editor of The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers (T&T Clark, 2007); Non-Canonical Gospels and The Gospel of Peter - An Introduction and Commentary (Oxford: OUP, 2009)
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- :table Of Contentsintroduction1. The Text Of Colossians2. Colossae The City3. The Religious Environment Of First Century Colossae4. Believers In Jesus In The Lycus Valley And Phrygia5. The Theology Of Colossians 6. The Missing Old Testament In Colossians7. Authorship, Date, And Place Of Writing8. Relationship To Earlier Pauline Epistles9. Earliest Reception In Christian Tradition10. Prosopography11. The Situation Behind The Letter12. The Structure Of The Lettertranslation And Commentary1. Letter Opening 2. Christological Teaching And Correctives 3. Ethical Instruction For Renewed Existence 4. Letter Conclusion 5. Titlebibliography1. Reference Works2. Commentaries On Colossians3. Other Secondary Literatureindices1. Ancient Sources2. Modern Authors3. Subjects