Philippians, Colossians, Philemon Hardback
by Alicia J. Batten; Claire Miller Colombo; Cynthia Briggs Kittredge; Elsa Tamez;
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Philippians, Colossians, Philemon
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In this analysis Elsa Tamez endeavors to utilize non-patriarchal, inclusive language, which helps us to see the contents of the letter with different eyes. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge and Claire Miller Colombo argue that Colossians's contradictions and complications provide opportunities for entering imaginatively into the world of first-century Christian women and men. Rather than try to resolve the controversial portions-including the household code-they read the letter's tensions as evidence of lively conversation around key theological, spiritual, and social issues of the time.
Taking into account historical, structural, and rhetorical dimensions of Philemon, Alicia Batten argues against the "runaway slave" hypothesis that has so dominated the interpretation of this letter. Paul asks that Onesimus be treated well, but the commentary takes seriously the fact that we never hear what Onesimus's wishes may have been.
Slaves throughout history have had similar experiences, as have many women. Like Onesimus, their lives and futures remain in the hands of others, whether those others seek good or ill.
Philippians, Colossians, Philemon by Alicia J. Batten; Claire Miller Colombo; Cynthia Briggs Kittredge; Elsa Tamez was published by Liturgical Press in October 2016. The ISBN for Philippians, Colossians, Philemon is 9780814682005.
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|Author / Artist||Alicia J. Batten; Claire Miller Colombo; Cynthia Briggs Kittredge; Elsa Tamez|
|Publisher||Liturgical Press (October 2016)|
|Number of Pages||320|
|Page last updated||7th January 2018|