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Ephesians
Slater, Thomas B.

Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2012 pp. xviii + 200. $45.00

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Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary


Description: Thomas B. Slaterís commentary on Ephesians transports the modern reader into the world of the early church. Slater asserts that Ephesians was written to persuade its original readership that an ethnically inclusive church based on religious affiliation and faithfulness was part of Godís plan and that both Jew and Gentile were equal partners in the new religious commonwealth. Slater addresses important questions: ē What does it mean to live in a racially inclusive community? ē What are Paulís ethical requirements for living in such a diverse setting? Following Christís model, Ephesians espouses virtues and relationships that could ensure harmony and peace within the Christian church. The commentary argues that Ephesians is deutero-Pauline but faithfully reinterprets the Apostle for a new generation of first-century Christians.

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

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Review by Brian C. Small
Published 5/21/2015
Citation: Brian C. Small, review of Thomas B. Slater, Ephesians, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


Review by Corneliu Constantineanu
Published 5/21/2015
Citation: Corneliu Constantineanu, review of Thomas B. Slater, Ephesians, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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