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By Bonnie Bowman Thurston

All the Fullness of God: The Christ of Colossians specializes in the Christology of Colossians and its implications by means of analyzing the canonical textual content and answering the questions: What was once the author's objective in writing the letter? what's the letter's basic difficulty? How do its contents replicate or deviate from Paul's idea 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 across replacement teachings. the writer unearths that church's Christology insufficient and writes to extend their knowing of the that means of baptism into Jesus Christ and its implications. This learn introduces Greco-Roman letter and literary kinds; the geography, heritage, and demographics of Colossae; and offers excurses on numerous scholarly issues. it really is made from 5 chapters (Part I) which set forth the argument and clarify the textual content in its historic context, via 9 reflections (Part II) which position every one textual content in its context, then elucidate the that means and alertness of the passage for modern readers.

"Thurston's huge familiarity with Colossians bears fruit during this paintings of deep wisdom and sustained mirrored image. This clean paintings linking Christology and cosmology may be necessary for these drawn to present attention of those geographical regions, discovering new connection in our day . . . Thurston's gracious, nuanced, meticulously built paintings should be no shock to those that understand her scholarship and a pride to these approximately to find it."
--Barbara eco-friendly, writer of David's capability 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 provides to us this present day. 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 non secular which means of Colossians. in any case, we're given all we have to live on and thrive today."
--Marie Noel Keller, writer of Priscilla and Aquila

"With her attribute combination of erudition, kitchen-table knowledge, and deep non secular perception, Bonnie Thurston catches up her readers in her love of Colossians and the person who stands on the middle of the letter, drawing us into profound figuring out of what it skill to have the fullness of God reside inside, and permitting ourselves to be reoriented to dwell out what Easter asks."
--Barbara E. Reid, writer of Wisdom's Feast

"Bonnie Thurston loves Colossians and the Christ it reveals--and you are going to too after analyzing 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 stay and write quietly in her domestic nation 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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