The letters to the Colossians and to Philemon pose to us a number of intriguing questions, both from the text itself and the historical circumstances of the letters themselves. Did Paul write Colossians? Does it belong in the canon if not written by Paul? What is the Colossian Heresy? Was the command for wives to obey and husbands to love just for that culture? Or is it for all believers? Why does Paul seem to treat slavery so lightly in Philemon?
In Colossians & Philemon [NIVAC] award winning commentator David E. Garland shows how the answers to these questions will determine how understand many, many other historical, theological, and social questions both in our own world and how we understand the world and context of the early church and Paul himself. With a wealth of knowledge, Garland skillfully interprets and applies these important New Testament documents to our lives today.
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