Philemon: an Introduction and Study Guide Paperback

Imagination, Labor and Love

by Robert Paul Seesengood;


In Stock - Usually dispatched within 3 days

 



Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £14.99 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

Philemon: an Introduction and Study Guide

Full Product Description

This guide explores and summarizes scholarship on Philemon, acquainting beginning students with what has been said about Philemon, and equipping them to understand the larger debates and conversations that surround it. It explores how different initial scholarly assumptions result in different interpretations and "meanings;" these meanings always have ethical implications. Reading Philemon challenges us to rethink the process of commentary and the communities interpretation creates. Though only one chapter long, Paul's Letter to Philemon has generated a remarkable amount of commentary and scholarship over the centuries, figuring in debates over textual reconstruction, the formation of biblical canon, the culture of ancient Rome, Greek language and its translation, and the role of the Bible in Western politics and economics. The focus of this short letter is labor, love and captivity. Tradition since Chrysostom has argued the letter is an appeal to Philemon on behalf of a fugitive slave Onesimus, now a convert to Christianity. Yet this interpretation depends upon several assumptions and reconstructions. Other equally plausible contexts could be -- and have been -- argued.

Philemon: an Introduction and Study Guide by Robert Paul Seesengood was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in September 2017. The ISBN for Philemon: an Introduction and Study Guide is 9780567674951.

Go to Basket

Reviews of Philemon: an Introduction and Study Guide

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Go to Basket

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about Philemon: an Introduction and Study Guide.

Specifications

Details for Philemon: an Introduction and Study Guide

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (September 2017)
Weight227g
Number of Pages128
Thickness10 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567674951
ISBN-100567674959
Product Code4507385
Page last updated 25th February 2017
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer