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Ephesians & Colossians

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Fortress Press 1985

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It is hard to touch anything in Ephesians without encountering—or creating—a problem. The book of Ephesians has touched off a firestorm of controversy in biblical scholarship—authorship, audience, date, theological emphases, and the like. Walter F. Taylor’s commentary on Ephesians brings order out of the Ephesian chaos.

Paul’s letter to the Colossians, however, presents another set of exegetical and interpretive challenges. In a time like ours when syncretistic versions of Christianity beckon alluringly, Colossians has an especially pertinent message. What are its theological emphases and its patterns of thought? In his commentary on Colossians, John H.P. Reumann shows the literary prominence of Christ and his ministry in the words of Paul’s letter.

Key Features

  • Discussion of historical issues, such as authorship, dating, and location
  • Textual and literary notes
  • Bibliographies and suggestions for further reading and study
  • Scripture references linked to your Greek New Testament or English translation

Product Details

  • Title: Ephesians & Colossians
  • Authors: Walter F. Taylor, Jr. and John H.P. Reumann
  • Editors: Roy A. Harrisville, Jack Dean Kingsbury, and Gerhard A. Krodel
  • Publisher: Augsburg
  • Series: Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament
  • Publication Date: 1985
  • Pages: 175

About the Authos

Walter F. Taylor is Associate Professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, he is a graduate of Midland Lutheran College, the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and Claremont Graduate School. He also studied at Yale Divinity School. From 1973 to 1976 he was Instructor in Greek at the School of Theology at Claremont; from 1978 to 1981 he was Associate Pastor at First Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Nebraska. Dr. Taylor edits the Trinity Seminary Review and is a frequent speaker on Paul, Mark, and evangelism.

John H.P. Reumann is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Ordained in 1950, he has organized mission congregations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and has taught at the Philadelphia Seminary for more than thirty years, where he has also served as Dean and Acting President. He has done postdoctoral study at Cambridge and Göttingen Universities and taught in India and Israel. As editor, author, lecturer, and preacher, he is widely known, especially in ecumenical circles, including Catholic dialog, and for his work in the “Word and Witness” program.

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