Table of contents for The letters to the Colossians and to Philemon / Douglas J. Moo.

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Editor's Preface viii
Author's Preface x
Abbreviations xi
Texts and Translations xvi
THE LETTER TO THE COLOSSIANS
Select Bibliography on Colossians 3
Commentaries 3
Other Works 5
INTRODUCTION TO COLOSSIANS 25
I. To Whom Was Colossians Written? Colossae and the
Colossians 26
II. Who Wrote the Letter? Authorship 28
III. When Was the Letter Written? Date and Place of Writing 41
IV. Why Was Colossians Written? The False Teaching 46
V. What Is Colossians Teaching? The Theology of the Letter 60
A. Christ 61
B. Cosmology and the Powers 63
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C. The Church 66
D. The Gospel 67
E. Eschatology 68
F. The Christian Life 69
COMMENTARY ON COLOSSIANS 73
I. The Letter Opening: "Just as You Have Received Christ
Jesus as Lord . . ." (1:1¿2:5) 73
A. Prescript (1:1-2) 74
B. The Powerful Gospel of God's Son (1:3-23) 79
1. The Evidence of the Gospel's Power among the
Colossians (Thanksgiving and Prayer) (1:3-14) 80
2. The Heart of the Gospel: The Supremacy of Christ in
Creation and Redemption (1:15-20) 107
3. The Hope Held Out in the Gospel (1:21-23) 137
C. The Mystery of Christ in Paul's Ministry and
Christian Experience (1:24¿2:5) 147
II. The Letter Body: ". . . Continue to Live Your Lives
in Him" (2:6¿4:6) 175
A. The Heart of the Matter: Remaining Centered on
Christ (2:6-7) 177
B. The Threat to Christocentric Living: Warning about
False Teachers (2:8-23) 183
1. Spiritual Fullness in Christ (2:8-15) 183
2. The Empty Promise of the False Teaching (2:16-23) 216
C. Living a Christocentric Life (3:1¿4:1) 243
1. Heavenly Thinking (3:1-4) 243
2. Putting Off the Practices of the "Old Self" (3:5-11) 252
3. Putting On the Practices of the "New Self" (3:12-17) 273
4. The Lordship of Christ in Earthly Relationships
(3:18¿4:1) 292
D. Exhortation to Prayer and Christian Witness (4:2-6) 317
III. The Letter Closing, Greetings, Plans, and Instructions
(4:7-18) 332
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THE LETTER TO PHILEMON
Select Bibliography on Philemon 357
Commentaries 367
Other Works 359
INTRODUCTION TO PHILEMON 361
I. A Basic Profile: Author, Recipient, Nature,
and Place of Writing 361
II. The Situation behind the Letter 364
III. The Purpose and Significance of the Letter 369
COMMENTARY ON PHILEMON 379
I. The Letter Opening (vv. 1-3) 379
II. Thanksgiving: The "Fellowship of Faith" (vv. 4-7) 384
III. The Letter Body: Paul's Appeal concerning Onesimus
(vv. 8-20) 397
IV. The Letter Closing (vv. 21-25) 433
INDEXES
I. Modern Authors 000
II. Subjects 000
III. Scripture References 000
IV. Extrabiblical Literature 000
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Bible. N.T. Colossians -- Commentaries.
Bible. N.T. Philemon -- Commentaries.