By Michael F. Bird
Description: Michael Bird's observation on Colossians and Philemon within the New Covenant remark sequence will pay shut realization to the socio-historical context, the circulate and dynamics of the textual content, their argumentative procedure, theological message, and the which means of Colossians and Philemon for the modern church at the present time. fowl situates Colossians within the context of Paul's Ephesian ministry and describes how Paul makes an attempt to cajole a congregation within the Lycus Valley to stay company within the gospel and to understand the cosmic majesty of Jesus Christ over and opposed to the perspectives of sure Jewish mystics who've thrown the Colossians into confusion. He exhibits how, within the letter to Philemon, Paul intercedes for a slave estranged from his grasp via a delicately crafted feat of pastoral persuasion from a missionary good friend of Philemon. The statement combines exegetical perception, rhetorical research, theological exposition, and sensible software multi functional brief quantity. fowl indicates Paul at paintings as a theologian, pastor, and missionary in his letters to the Colossians and Philemon. Endorsements: ""Every iteration must grapple anew with the Bible, and each pastor wishes a chain that pushes the textual content into the neighborhood. This remark sequence accomplishes those projects. may possibly God bless those commentaries to yield groups that stay out God's gracious covenant with us."" --Scot McKnight Karl A. Olsson Professor in spiritual experiences North Park collage ""Michael Bird's remedy of Colossians and Philemon is incisive, informative, and autonomous. He courses readers with a gentle contact, properly starting off competing positions, yet judiciously weighing the benefits of every of those choices. The statement is outfitted on a starting place of mature, balanced, and sane exegesis--and from this company starting place poultry attracts weighty theological implications. it is a masterpiece of succinct writing and an auspicious begin to the hot Covenant statement Series."" --Paul Foster college of Divinity college of Edinburgh in regards to the Contributor(s): Michael chook is New testomony train on the Highland Theological collage in Scotland. he's the writer of Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile undertaking, The Saving Righteousness of God, A Bird's Eye-View of Paul, and with James Crossley, How Did Christianity commence? he's additionally coeditor of the hot Covenant remark sequence.