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Book Description

The Epistle to the Colossians and the Epistle to Philemon. Westminister Commentaries
Publication Year:
Methuen & Co.
Colossians, Philemon, Commentary, New Testament
Copyright Holder:
Public domain
Lewis Bostock Radford [1869-1937], The Epistle to the Colossians and the Epistle to Philemon. Westminister Commentaries

Table of Contents

The Epistle to the Colossians

  • Prefatory Note by the General Editor
  • Preface
  • Introduction
    1. The authenticity and integrity of the Epistle
    2. The historical setting of the Epistle
    3. The relation of Colossians to contemporary epistles
    4. Christianity in Phrygia
    5. The Colossian Heresy
    6. Analysis of the Epistle
    7. Angelology and angelolatry
    8. The value of the epistle for modern thought
    9. Theosophy and Christianity
    10. Friends and fellow-workers of St. Paul
  • Text and Commentary
  • Additional Notes
    • The Christology of St. Paul in Col. i. 15-17
    • Christ the Head of the Body
    • The Pleroma
    • Reconciliation and the angels
    • Presentation to God
    • The afflictions of Christ
    • The Christian meaning of mystery
    • The passing of human distinctions
    • Divine election
    • Christian perfection
    • Poetry in Christian worship
    • Married life in St. Paul and St. Peter
    • St. Paul references to his imprisonment
    • The symbolism of salt
    • The Kingdom of God
    • The house-congregation

Epistle to Philemon

  • Introduction
    1. The background and contents of the Epistle
    2. Ancient parallels to the Epistle
    3. Criticism of the Epistle
    4. Christianity and slavery
  • Text and Commentary
  • Bibliography and Abbreviations
  • Index