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Ephesians: Empowerment to Walk in Love for the Unity of All in Christ
Heil, John†Paul

Atlanta/Leiden: Society of Biblical Literature/Brill, 2007 pp. xii + 357. $39.95/$155.00

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Description: This book analyzes Paulís Letter to the Ephesians and demonstrates that the Letterís 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 ďwalk in loveĒ and so contribute to the cosmic unity of all things in Christ.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Deutero-Pauline Epistles, Ephesians, Literature

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Review by Gosnell L. Yorke
Published 1/12/2008
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
Published 5/31/2008
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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