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Colossians (New Testament Library Series)

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The Letter to the Colossians offers great insight into the faith, life, and problems of an early Christian^church. Understanding this letter to be one of Paul's prison epistles but aware of the differences^between this and his other writings, Jerry Sumney...


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The Letter to the Colossians offers great insight into the faith, life, and problems of an early Christian^church. Understanding this letter to be one of Paul's prison epistles but aware of the differences^between this and his other writings, Jerry Sumney shows how the church struggled with expressing its^new faith in the diverse settings of the Greco-Roman world. Paying special attention to the ways of^forgiveness and salvation through the power of Christ, this fine commentary shows Colossians'^expansive Christology and expectant eschatology.
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"The letter to the Colossians offers great insight into the faith, life, and problems of an early Christian church. Aware of the differences as well as the similarities between Colossians and other Pauline letters, Jerry Sumney shows how the church struggled with expressing its new faith in the diverse settings of the Greco-Roman world. Paying special attention to the ways of forgiveness and salvation through the power of Christ, this fine commentary offers compelling new insights into Colossians' expansive Christology and expectant eschatology."--BOOK JACKET.
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The letter to the Colossians offers great insight into the faith, life, and problems of an early Christian church. Understanding this letter to be one of Paul's prison epistles but aware of the differences between this and his other writings, Jerry Sumney shows how the church struggled with expressing its new faith in the diverse settings of the Greco-Roman world. Paying special attention to the ways of forgiveness and salvation through the power of Christ, this fine commentary shows Colossians' expansive Christology and expectant eschatology.


The New Testament Library offers authoritative commentary on every book and major aspect of the New Testament, as well as classic volumes of scholarship. The commentaries in this series provide fresh translations based on the best available ancient manuscripts, offer critical portrayals of the historical world in which the books were created, pay careful attention to their literary design, and present a theologically perceptive exposition of the text.


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Jerry L Sumney

Jerry L. Sumney (Ph.D., Southern Methodist University) is Professor of Biblical Studies at Lexington Theological Seminary. He is also currently chair for the Pauline Epistles and Literature Section of the international meeting of the SBL. He has written Identifying Paul's Opponents; Servants of Satan, False Brothers, and Other Pauline Opponents; Preaching Apocalyptic Texts (co-authored with Larry Paul Jones) Philippians, A Handbook for Second-Year Greek Students He is co-editor of Theology and Ethics in Paul and His Interpreters, Colossians (New Testament Library series) and Paul and Pathos.
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