Colossians and Philemon

Colossians and Philemon

by N. T. Wright


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ISBN-13: 9780830842421
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 11/17/2008
Series: Tyndale New Testament Commentaries
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

A prolific writer of both scholarly and popular books, N. T. Wright has written over thirty books, including Simply Christian, The Original Jesus, What Saint Paul Really Said, The Challenge of Jesus, The Meaning of Jesus, Jesus and the Victory of God and the magisterial Paul and the Faithfulness of God. His N. T. Wright For Everyone Series includes commentaries covering the entire New Testament.

Formerly bishop of Durham in England, Wright is research professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He was formerly canon theologian of Westminster Abbey and dean of Lichfield Cathedral. He also taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Divinity School, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Gregorian University in Rome and many other institutions around the world.

In addition to his many books, Wright reaches a broad audience through his frequent media appearances. A sought-after commentator, Wright writes frequently for newspapers in England, including the Times, the Independent and the Guardian. He has been interviewed numerous times by radio and television broadcasters on both sides of the Atlantic, including ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS and NPR.

Table of Contents

General Preface
Author's Preface
Chief Abbreviations
Map: Asia Minor in the Time of Paul
Colossians: Introduction
The Shape of the Letter
The Circumstances of Writing
Date and Place of Writing
The Message of Colossians: Then and Now
Colossians: Analysis
Colossians: Commentary
Philemon: Introduction
The Circumstances of Writing
The Nature of the Request
The Place of Philemon in the New Testament
The Outline of the Letter
Philemon: Commentary

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StephenBarkley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Long before the massive Christian Origins and the Question of God, long before "The Right Reverend Father in God, by Divine Providence Lord Bishop of Durham", we had N. T. Wright, Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey. While some the later themes of Wright's theology are not fully developed by the time he penned this commentary, his lucid way of writing along with his detail-oriented exegetical style makes this an excellent guide to two of Paul's letters.Wright's goal in this small commentary is twofold:1. "To clear up potential ambiguities or obscurities, so that the reader is able to hear, as nearly as possible, what the text itself says" (10).2. "To open the reader's eyes to see the text, and those parts of Paul's thought which it reflects, as a whole, over and above the mass of detail" (10).He accomplishes both of these goals in a small sub-two-hundred page package.About a year ago, I preached through the entire book of Colossians, and this commentary was a tremendous help. Anyone who is serious about reading scripture can enjoy this book¿no special training required.