Description: This book analyzes Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians and demonstrates that the Letter’s implied audience heard its individual units as a rich and complex pattern of chiastic structures. It shows that, not only is the entire Letter arranged in fifteen units that function as a comprehensive chiastic structure, but that each of these fifteen units in turn exhibits its own chiastic structure. By attending carefully to the structure and rhetoric of Ephesians, this work demonstrates how the implied audience is persuaded and empowered by the progression of the Letter to “walk in love” and so contribute to the cosmic unity of all things in Christ.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Deutero-Pauline Epistles, Ephesians, Literature
Review by Gosnell L. Yorke
Citation: Gosnell L. Yorke, review of John Paul Heil, Ephesians: Empowerment to Walk in Love for the Unity of All in Christ, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
Review by Timothy Gombis
Citation: Timothy Gombis, review of John Paul Heil, Ephesians: Empowerment to Walk in Love for the Unity of All in Christ, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
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