The epistle of Paul to the Colossian church was primarily intended to answer the heresies of that day, but, as Dr. Harrison points out, "in the process of meeting error, the apostle was led to give us deep insights into the person and work of our Savior. "Dr. Harrison considers historical setting and authorship, then, following the progression of the epistle, moves on to examine Christ in creation and redemption, and the ministry of Paul and the Colossian church, contrasting the poison of false teaching with positive fruits of living in Christ.
EVERETT F. HARRISON (B.A., University of Washington; M.A., Princeton University; Th.B., Princeton Seminary; Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania), has served as a missionary in China and as a Presbyterian minister in Pennsylvania, though most of his work was in the classroom. He taught both at Dallas Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books and commentaries including Colossians (Everyman's Bible Commentary), Interpreting Acts: The Expanding Church, and Romans (Expositor's Bible Commentary).