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By Bonnie Bowman Thurston

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ISBN-13: 9781532615399

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All the Fullness of God: The Christ of Colossians makes a speciality of the Christology of Colossians and its implications through analyzing the canonical textual content and answering the questions: What was once the author's function in writing the letter? what's the letter's fundamental trouble? How do its contents mirror or deviate from Paul's inspiration in his uncontested letters? the writer of Colossians is favorably disposed towards the letter's recipients who've obtained the gospel from Epaphras, yet now come upon replacement teachings. the writer reveals that church's Christology insufficient and writes to extend their realizing of the which means of baptism into Jesus Christ and its implications. This learn introduces Greco-Roman letter and literary kinds; the geography, historical past, and demographics of Colossae; and offers excurses on numerous scholarly issues. it really is constructed from 5 chapters (Part I) which set forth the argument and clarify the textual content in its old context, by means of 9 reflections (Part II) which position each one textual content in its context, then elucidate the that means and alertness of the passage for modern readers.

"Thurston's vast familiarity with Colossians bears fruit during this paintings of deep wisdom and sustained mirrored image. This clean paintings linking Christology and cosmology could be worthwhile for these attracted to present attention of those nation-states, discovering new connection in our day . . . Thurston's gracious, nuanced, meticulously constructed paintings could be no shock to people who be aware of her scholarship and a satisfaction to these approximately to find it."
--Barbara eco-friendly, writer of David's potential for Compassion

"Don't get distracted or diverted from the centrality of the significance of Jesus Christ. it's the message Paul (or another person who wrote in his identify) imparted to the Colossians, and what Dr. Bonnie Thurston gives you to us at the present time. Refreshingly, Dr. Thurston addresses the textual content in components. First, she offers with the textual content utilizing the Christ Hymn as its overarching center. Then she considers the religious which means of Colossians. in spite of everything, we're given all we have to live on and thrive today."
--Marie Noel Keller, writer of Priscilla and Aquila

"With her attribute mixture of erudition, kitchen-table knowledge, and deep religious perception, Bonnie Thurston catches up her readers in her love of Colossians and the one that stands on the middle of the letter, drawing us into profound knowing of what it ability to have the fullness of God reside inside of, and permitting ourselves to be reoriented to reside out what Easter asks."
--Barbara E. Reid, writer of Wisdom's Feast

"Bonnie Thurston loves Colossians and the Christ it reveals--and you'll too after studying this wealthy contemplation of both."
--Jerry L. Sumney, writer of Colossians: A Commentary

After decades in academe, Bonnie Bowman Thurston resigned a professorship and chair in New testomony to dwell and write quietly in her domestic country of West Virginia. She has authored or edited twenty theological books and 5 collections of poetry. Bonnie is an avid reader, walker, gardener, and cook.

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