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Colossians and Ephesians (#17 in Sacra Pagina Series)

Margaret Y Macdonald

Colossians and Ephesians (#17 in Sacra Pagina Series)

Margaret Y Macdonald

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Margaret Y. MacDonald, D.Phil. (University of Oxford), is professor, department of religious studies, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

- Publisher MacDonald unravels the nature of the relationship between Colossians and Ephesians, highlighting their distinct perspectives by drawing upon insights from sociology and cultural anthropology.

- Publisher Often recognized for their majestic tone and powerful theological statement, Colossians and Ephesians also present many challenges of interpretation. MacDonald offers a fresh perspective on Colossians and Ephesians by making use of insights from the social sciences. Moreover, by paying attention to subtle differences between the two letters, she brings their distinct perspectives into sharp relief. MacDonald highlights the interplay between Colossians and Ephesians and the social life of New Testament communities. She illustrates how the texts reflect ancient cultural values and are influenced by particular aspects of community life such as worship and household existence. In particular, she reflects on the issues faced by these communities as they formed institutions and interacted with the society around them. She shows the struggles of the New Testament communities to survive and maintain a distinct identity in first-century society.

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About "Colossians and Ephesians (#17 in Sacra Pagina Series)"

Margaret Y. MacDonald, D.Phil. (University of Oxford), is professor, department of religious studies, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
- Publisher

MacDonald unravels the nature of the relationship between Colossians and Ephesians, highlighting their distinct perspectives by drawing upon insights from sociology and cultural anthropology.
- Publisher

Often recognized for their majestic tone and powerful theological statement, Colossians and Ephesians also present many challenges of interpretation. MacDonald offers a fresh perspective on Colossians and Ephesians by making use of insights from the social sciences. Moreover, by paying attention to subtle differences between the two letters, she brings their distinct perspectives into sharp relief. MacDonald highlights the interplay between Colossians and Ephesians and the social life of New Testament communities. She illustrates how the texts reflect ancient cultural values and are influenced by particular aspects of community life such as worship and household existence. In particular, she reflects on the issues faced by these communities as they formed institutions and interacted with the society around them. She shows the struggles of the New Testament communities to survive and maintain a distinct identity in first-century society.
- Publisher

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Margaret Y Macdonald

Margaret Y. MacDonald is a professor in the department of religious studies at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.

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