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The letters to Philemon, the Colossians, and the Ephesians : a socio-rhetorical commentary on the captivity Epistles / Ben Witherington III.

Author/Creator:
Witherington, Ben, 1951-
Publication:
Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., c2007.
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xii, 382 p. ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Bible. N.T. Philemon -- Commentaries.
Bible. N.T. Philemon -- Socio-rhetorical criticism.
Bible. N.T. Colossians -- Commentaries.
Bible. N.T. Colossians -- Socio-rhetorical criticism.
Bible. N.T. Ephesians -- Commentaries.
Bible. N.T. Ephesians -- Socio-rhetorical criticism.
Contents:
The letter to Philemon
The epistolary prescript : vv. 1-3
Thanksgiving/exordium : a refresher course : vv. 4-7
A closer look : when rhetoric is not mere rhetoric
An appeal for a useful servant : vv. 8-16
A closer look : Paul in chains, Onesimus in bondage
Peroratio : summing up and touching the heart of the matter : vv. 17-22
A closer look : the cost of manumission
Epistolary conclusion : vv. 23-24
Bridging the horizons : Philemon
The letter to the Colossians
The authorship of Colossians
Further thoughts on the relationship of Colossians and Ephesians
The false teaching/philosophy in Colossae
The theology of Colossians
The occasion of Colossians
Epistolary prescript : 1.1-2
Exordium/thanksgiving prayer : 1.3-14
Narratio : the pattern of Christ : 1.15-20
A closer look : the formation of the Christ hymn
Propositio/partitio : 1.21-23
Probatio : argument one : minister of the mystery : 1.24-2.5
Probatio : argument two : the bone of contention : 2.6-3.4
A closer look : the Colossian "philosophy"
A closer look : the theological substance of Colossians
Probatio : argument three : the necessity of virtue : 3.5-4.1
Vice and virtue lists : 3:5-17
The household code : 3:18-4:1
A closer look : evaluating the household codes fairly in Paul's context
A closer look : Paul on marriage and slavery in context
Peroratio : prayer and wisdom : 4.2-6
Epistolary closing : 4:7-18
Bridging the horizons : Colossians
The homily called Ephesians
Homilies in the New Testament era
Ephesians as a letter to Ephesus?
Epideictic rhetoric : the art of persuasive sermon-making
Pseudonymity?
Epistolary prescript : 1.1-2
Exordium : a blessing of a eulogy : 1.3-14
A closer look : for heaven's sake
Thanksgiving prayer/captatio benevolentiae : 1.15-23
A closer look : the ethos of community in Ephesians
Narratio : Gentiles then and now and their apostle : 2.1-22; 3.2-13
Concluding prayer and doxology : 3.1, 14-21
Exhortatio : reminder of community values and virtues : 4.1-6.9
The formation of a more perfect union : 4.1-16
A closer look : what goes up must come down : pneumatic exegesis
New creatures : 4.17-24; putting off and putting on : 4.25-32
The imitation of God, the image of holiness : 5.1-21
Christians in the house : 5.21-6.9
A closer look : the Christian household code revisited
Peroratio : standing notwithstanding the opposition : 6.10-20
Epistolary postscript : the end of the matter : 6.21-24
Bridging the horizons : Ephesians.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James G. Barnwell Fund.
Contributor:
James G. Barnwell Fund.
ISBN:
9780802824882 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0802824889 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
167512179