This study approaches the Epistle of the Ephesians in a radically different way from traditional commentaries. Rather than analyzing each individual verse, Martin Kitchen examines the complete text within the framework of contemporary Biblical criticism. He acknowledges the debt which Biblical studies owes to historical method, while also recognizing the need to view the epistle against the background of recent literary approaches to New Testament texts.
The book shows why most commentators now think that Ephesians was not the work of Paul himself and suggests a context in which the epistle might have been written. Covering recent developments in New Testament theology, "Ephesians" discusses the early history of the church and the hermeneutical questions concerning the significance of religious texts which date from a past age.
"This popular-level study includes a helpful introduction to pseudonymity in the ancient world...the book provides an interesting perspective on major themes in Ephesians.."
-" Religious Studies Review, Vol. 23, April 1997
Series: NEW TESTAMENT READINGS
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 22nd September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1