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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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Identifying the group or position that the author of Colossians attacks in ch 2 of that letter has long occupied scholars, but no interpretative consensus has resulted. This study details the inadequacy of existing reconstructions and offers in their stead the portrait of philosophically inclined Gentiles drawn to the Jewish community and then to the Christian congregation by ideas and practices congenial with their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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DeMaris, Richard E.
Colossian controversy.
Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ©1994
(DLC) 94212262
(OCoLC)30485239
Named Person: Paulus (Apostel).
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E DeMaris
ISBN: 9780567490575 0567490572
OCLC Number: 741691801
Description: 1 online resource (170 pages).
Contents: Cover; Editorial Board; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE COLOSSIAN PHILOSOPHY PUZZLE; Chapter 2 A HISTORY OF SCHOLARSHIP ON THE COLOSSIAN PHILOSOPHY; Chapter 3 INTERPRETING THE POLEMICAL CORE IN COLOSSIANS; Chapter 4 THE HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL SETTING OF THE COLOSSIAN PHILOSOPHY; Chapter 5 THE CONTROVERSY IN COLOSSIANS; Epilogue THE COLOSSIAN PHILOSOPHY AND THE CONFLICT AT COLOSSAE TODAY; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Series Title: Journal for the study of the New Testament., Supplement series ;, 96.
Other Titles: Wisdom in dispute at Colossae
Responsibility: Richard E. DeMaris.

Abstract:

Identifying the group or position that the author of Colossians attacks in ch 2 of that letter has long occupied scholars, but no interpretative consensus has resulted. This study details the inadequacy of existing reconstructions and offers in their stead the portrait of philosophically inclined Gentiles drawn to the Jewish community and then to the Christian congregation by ideas and practices congenial with their view of the world. Central to the Colossian philosophy's outlook was the pursuit of divine knowledge or wisdom through (1) the order of the cosmic elements (2.8, 20); (2) the bodily.

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