The aim of this book is to describe the particular character of the unity of the Ephesian Church. The next step of the study is the determination of the literary genre. This is pursued on the basis of an analysis of texts, especially of Eph 1,3-14 and its function within the letter, and also a study of the language, style and purpose of the author. The book proposes a new description of the unity of the Church in terms of a somatic comprehension. The literary genre is described in terms of a Christ-agogy, namely, a Christian Mystagogy. This indicates the special place of Ephesians among the Pauline letters.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
The aim of this book is to describe the particular character of the unity of the Ephesian Church. The next step of the study is the determination of the literary genre. This is pursued on the basis of an analysis of texts, especially of Eph 1,3-14 and its function within
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
In The Church of Christ: A Biblical Ecclesiology for Today, respected biblical scholar Everett Ferguson presents a genuine biblical theology of the church. By systematically examining the New Testament's teaching on the existence, meaning, and purpose of the church, providing responsible coverage of the traditional topics in ecclesiology, and carefully
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
This book analyzes Paul's Letter to the Ephesians and demonstrates that the Letter's implied audience heard its individual units as a rich and complex pattern of chiastic structures. It shows that, not only is the entire Letter arranged in fifteen units that function as a comprehensive chiastic structure, but that
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-07 - Publisher: BRILL
This study examines the topos of peace in Ephesians by comparison with Colossians, Dio Chrysostom’s Orations, and the Confucian Four Books; and shows that Ephesians can be read as a politico-religious letter “concerning peace” within the church.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-03 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
The problem of the historical Jesus remains one of the most important themes in New Testament scholarship. Closely related to this problem is the question, How far can the impact made by the earthly Jesus and his own self-understanding sustain the weight of the Christological construction put upon them by