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.
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