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Colossians and Ephesians (#17 in Sacra Pagina Series)

Margaret McDonald

Hardback 2000-10-01

Publisher Description

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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Publisher Description

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.

Koorong Code229877
ISBN0814658199
EAN9780814658192
Pages410
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryCommentaries, New Testament
Sub-CategoryColossians
PublisherLiturgical Press
Publication DateOct 2000
Dimensions25 x 152 x 229mm
Weight0.794kg