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This introductory chapter presents an overview of the book The Hope of Glory: Education and Exhortation in the Epistle to the Colossians, which suggests various ways in which the nature of Colossians as an educational and exhortatory text reflects the conventions of its time, and what implications this has for the letter's interpretation. The book discusses each of the three categories in Colossians individually and from the vantage point of ancient practices of moral guidance, especially those associated with philosophie paraenesis. It focuses on the characterization of the recipients. The book examines the function of "third-person" referents who play significant roles in the text in terms of both the letter's epistolary situation and the content of its message; these referents are God, Christ, and the adherents of the Colossian "philosophy".

Keywords: Christ; Christian exhortation; Epistle to the Colossians; God

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