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Significant References to All Philippians (1:1-11)

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Chapter Summary

In Phil, Paul directly addresses all Philippian Christians several times. In particular, the density of the address in 1: 1-11 has attracted critical attention. This chapter focuses on 1:1-11 and examines the five occurrences of the address. It demonstrates the viability of the suggestion that the addresses were phrased in this manner deliberately, that through them Paul interacts with the strife-situation in the church and communicates cryptically his own stance on the matter, and that he thus prepares the ground for a more direct treatment of the matter. The argument inevitably anticipates and pre-supposes the fuller discussion of disunity and conflict in 1:27-2:4 and 4:2, 3. However, as these texts contain overt and dear references to disunity and conflict in the Philippian church, they may be taken as the necessary substantial minimum to justify the discussion and suggestions of this chapter.

Keywords: disunity; Paul; Philippian church



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