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The Colossian controversy : wisdom in dispute at Colossae

Author: Richard E DeMaris
Publisher: Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ©1994.
Series: Journal for the study of the New Testament., Supplement series ;, 96.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Paulus (Apostel).
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E DeMaris
ISBN: 185075473X 9781850754732
OCLC Number: 30485239
Notes: "An earlier version of this study was a dissertation completed in 1990 at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary. The current version of the study benefited from a significant rewriting based on additional research, particularly in the area of archaeology"--Acknowledgments.
Description: 170 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: An introduction to the Colossian philosophy puzzle --
Rationale for studying the Colossian philosophy --
The interpretive problems and a proposed solution --
Chapter 2: A history of scholarship on the Colossian philosophy --
Gnosis, Gnosticism, Jewish Gnosticism, and Gnostic Judaism --
Departure from the Jewish-Gnostic model --
Ascetic, Apocalyptic, and mystical Judaism --
Hellenistic syncretism in First-century Asia Minor --
A philosophical background for the Colossian philosophy --
Chapter 3: Interpreting the polemical core in Colossians --
Isolating the polemic: considerations of method --
Translation of the polemical core in Colossians (2.8, 16-23) --
Exegesis of the polemical core --
Assessment of other interpretations of the Colossian philosophy --
Chapter 4: The historical and social setting of the Colossian philosophy --
The philosophical climate in the New Testament era --
Demonology in the early Roman Empire --
Philosophical purification --
A philosophy according to the world --
The social location of the Colossian philosophers --
The philosophers in the Colossian congregation --
Chapter 5: The controversy in Colossians --
The polemical core in its epistolary context --
A debate over knowledge --
Epilogue: The Colossian philosophy and the conflict at Colossae today.
Series Title: Journal for the study of the New Testament., Supplement series ;, 96.
Other Titles: Wisdom in dispute at Colossae
Responsibility: Richard E. DeMaris.

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