Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

A Deutero-Pauline Mystery? Ecclesiology in Colossians and Ephesians

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The ecclesiological vision of Colossians and Ephesians is that the Gentiles are equal members of the people of God. This vision is referred to as a mystery that was previously unknown (Col 1:26-27; Eph 3:5-6). To modern scholars, the origin of this ecclesiological vision is also something of a mystery. The ecclesiology of these letters continues to be one of the most important questions in the debate over the authorship of Colossians and Ephesians. This chapter compares the ecclesiology of Colossians and Ephesians to that of the undisputed letters. While Colossians and Ephesians show clear traces of a later development, the author intends to show that this development represents a complex reapplication of familiar Pauline terms and themes in a way that is consistent with the logic of the apostle's earlier letters.

Keywords: Colossians; Ephesians; Pauline epistles

10.1163/9789004258471_008
/content/books/b9789004258471_008
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Paul and Pseudepigraphy — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation