New PDF release: Philippians and Philemon (2009): A Commentary (New Testament
By Charles B. Cousar
Paul's letter to the church at Philippi is a relocating perception into early Christianity. No letter screens Paul's fondness for a church up to Philippians, and this ardour is followed by means of a profound experience of thanksgiving for the church and its generosity. during this letter, Paul reminds the church of the 1st day they heard the gospel, the current persecution that they adventure of their imperial context, and their precise fact as voters of heaven. Jesus Christ grounds this eschatological framework because the one whom God has lifted up. yet in Philippi Paul additionally confronted rivals, and the translation of the letter calls for that the reader comprehend those humans whose imaginative and prescient of Jesus was once except Paul's.
The brief letter to Philemon tells the tale of a Christian slave named Onesimus. via this attraction on Onesimus's behalf, Paul illustrates how the ethical imaginative and prescient of social hierarchies, resembling the single among slave proprietor and slave, are dismantled in Christ. He calls Philemon and Onesimus right into a reconciliation that issues to their shared participation in Christ.
Together, those letters convey Paul's important ardour for the church and the bonds that held early Christians jointly of their faith.
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