An outstanding resource for discovering the deeper theological and ethical relevance of Paul's letter. Verhey and Harvard's passage-by-passage commentary discusses the interpretation of God's Word as scripted; demonstrates ways in which the letter models pastoral, ecclesial, evangelical, eschatological, Christological, prayerful, doxological, and boundary-breaking ethics; and draws parallels between the Ephesian community and the contemporary church. 312 pages, hardcover from Westminster John Knox.
Long recognized as significant theological document and one from which the Christian church gains life and direction, the book of Ephesians focuses on Jesus Christ's amazing work in redemption and reconciliation. It invites, and requires, our participation in it. Jointly written by a theological seminary professor and an active pastor, this commentary emerges from an adult Sunday school class on Ephesians they taught together, as well as their own studies and experiences. The result is a fascinating work that focuses on the gospel of Jesus Christ and the ways it is to be lived out in the church and by Christians in their own lives.
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