Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

Colossians (Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries Series)

Markus BarthHelmut Blanke

Colossians (Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries Series)

Markus BarthHelmut Blanke

$91.00

Paperback
Paul's Letter to the Colossians offers a valuable and intimate glimpse into the life of a fledgling Christian community as it struggled to define Christian doctrine and theology. This edition looks at the birth of the Christian faith and the outside influences that helped shape it.

- Publisher The Apostle Paul's "Letter to the Colossians" offers a valuable and intimate glimpse into the life of a fledgling Christian community as it struggled to define Christian doctrine and theology. Paul was prompted to write to the Colossian assembly when he heard that "false teachers" had joined the congregation and were advocating dangerous, non-Christian practices. In an effort to appear superior, these heretical teachers were luring Christians to exercise asceticism, moral rigorism, and esoteric rituals - hallmarks of other "mystery" and pagan cults. In his passionate letter, Paul denounces these extreme and elitist practices and firmly defends a life in Christ. He proclaims that pure, simple worship of Christ alone is the most powerful statement of faith.In their astute and lucid commentary, eminent New Testament scholars Markus Barth and Helmut Blanke re-create the turbulent age of the birth of Christianity and examine the myriad "outside" influences - from cold, rational Hellenistic philosophy to exclusive, ethereal Gnostic thought - that often threatened the evolution of Christian theology. "Colossians" not only provides a new and carefully balanced analysis of this pivotal New Testament text but also chronicles the development of Christian thought as it gradually spread throughout the Roman Empire.

- Publisher

You May Also Be Interested In

About "Colossians (Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries Series)"

Paul's Letter to the Colossians offers a valuable and intimate glimpse into the life of a fledgling Christian community as it struggled to define Christian doctrine and theology. This edition looks at the birth of the Christian faith and the outside influences that helped shape it.
- Publisher

The Apostle Paul's "Letter to the Colossians" offers a valuable and intimate glimpse into the life of a fledgling Christian community as it struggled to define Christian doctrine and theology. Paul was prompted to write to the Colossian assembly when he heard that "false teachers" had joined the congregation and were advocating dangerous, non-Christian practices. In an effort to appear superior, these heretical teachers were luring Christians to exercise asceticism, moral rigorism, and esoteric rituals - hallmarks of other "mystery" and pagan cults. In his passionate letter, Paul denounces these extreme and elitist practices and firmly defends a life in Christ. He proclaims that pure, simple worship of Christ alone is the most powerful statement of faith.In their astute and lucid commentary, eminent New Testament scholars Markus Barth and Helmut Blanke re-create the turbulent age of the birth of Christianity and examine the myriad "outside" influences - from cold, rational Hellenistic philosophy to exclusive, ethereal Gnostic thought - that often threatened the evolution of Christian theology. "Colossians" not only provides a new and carefully balanced analysis of this pivotal New Testament text but also chronicles the development of Christian thought as it gradually spread throughout the Roman Empire.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Markus Barth

Barth was professor of New Testament studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland. The son of the great Lutheran theologian Karl Barth.

Helmut Blanke

Blanke was a student of Markus Barth's and earned a Th.D. from the University of Basel. He is now serving as a pastor in Germany.

  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket
  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket
  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket
  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket
  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket

Order now to secure your copy when our stock arrives.

0 Available. Expected to ship in 6 to 7 weeks from Australia.
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

Product Details

Product in Series
Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 276274
  • Product Code 9780300139877
  • ISBN 030013987X
  • EAN 9780300139877
  • Pages 580
  • Department Academic
  • Category New Testament Commentaries
  • Sub-Category Colossians
  • Publisher Yale University Press
  • Publication Date Mar 2005
  • Dimensions 228 x 157 x 33 mm
  • Weight 0.795kg

Bestsellers in New Testament Commentaries