Ephesians Essays

  • Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and Plautus' Menaechmi and Amphitruo

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    contain farcical elements, it is a complex, layered work that draws upon and reinterprets Plautine comedy. Shakespeare combines aspects of these Latin plays with biblical source material, chiefly the Acts of the Apostles and the Pauline Epistle to the Ephesians. While Menaechmi is the most frequently cited classical source for Errors, Plautus' Amphitruo is just as relevant an influence; Shakespeare's treatment of identity and its fragility is derived from this latter work. Of course, there are many other

  • Journey Of The Magi

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    Epiphany and was created the very year of Eliot’s conversion to Christianity (Fleisner, 66). Therefore the theme of religion is an important one if we are to analyse the poem correctly. In the book of Ephesians in the Bible, Paul describes the rebirth of the world upon Christ’s death, emphasising the Ephesians’ new life (2:4-5). This theme of death and rebirth is present in the poem Journey of the Magi, which, I will argue, is structurally and internally divided into three stages; corresponding to the

  • Ephesians And The Church Of Ephesians

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    Ephesians is just one of the thirteen letters of Pauline theology and the most general of them all. In this epistle, the church of Ephesians is presented and celebrated as the body and bride of Christ (Longenecker & Still, 2014). Throughout the letter it expresses gratitude, reassures, and comforts the Ephesians during Paul’s imprisonment. The book was written in order to encourage God’s people to continue living the way God intended no matter what they may hear or see that would convince them otherwise

  • Analysis and History of Arianism

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    27; John, x, 36), while the Fourth Gospel declares Him to be the Word (Logos), Who in the beginning was with God and was God, by Whom all things were made. A similar doctrine is laid down by St. Paul, in his undoubtedly genuine Epistles to the Ephesians, Colossians, and Philippians. It is reiterated in the Letters of Ignatius, and accounts for Pliny's observation that Christians in their assemblies chanted a hymn to Christ as God. But the question how the Son was related to the Father (Himself

  • Daniel 10:1-21

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    of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds… Ephesians 6:12; 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 This chapter gives us the opportunity to consider those involved in the spiritual conflict Paul describes. There are several things for us to learn. One is the reality of the conflict – and the potential for suffering

  • Ephesians

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    Introduction Ephesians 4:11-16 covers some very important topics that we, as Christians, should live by. The apostle Paul talks about a couple very different things. For example, he talks a lot about spiritual gifts and how they help us grow both individually and also as the church body. Paul also talks about how spiritual gifts exist so that we can be unified in faith and in our knowledge of God. Spiritual gifts also help us become mature and reach the fullness of God. After this, we won’t be like

  • Analysis Of Ephesians

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    Ephesians is comprised of six chapters and is considered a Deutero-Pauline epistle meaning that it is considered dispute. In other words, Ephesians is thought to perhaps not been written by the apostle Paul. The audience that this book is directed towards are the people of Ephesus who are already considered to be following Christ (Ephesians 1:1). Later, in Ephesians 2:11, the author states that the audience was previously considered to be Gentiles but had since been converted into followers of

  • Ephesians: A Summary

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    give a brief overview the New Testament book, Ephesians. The book of Ephesians is a letter written to the Christians at Ephesus. Most books attribute the authorship to that of the Apostle Paul. The intention of the letter to Ephesus is to help them understand God’s purpose for their lives, unity of the church, and the spiritual realm of the Christian life. Most writers seem to agree that Ephesians was a letter written by the Apostle Paul to the Ephesians. In Acts 1:1, It begins “I Paul, an apostle

  • Letter to the Ephesians

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    Introduction As one begins to read the letter to the Ephesians, he is intrigued not only by the many topics that the letter mentions, but also the fact that there are some major differences between this book and Paul’s other writings. The purpose of this essay is to explore the book of Ephesians by commenting on critical issues, such as date, authorship, and setting, major theological themes, the purpose of the letter, and to offer an outline of the book itself. Critical Issues Critical issues include

  • Epistle To Ephesians

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    particular set of letters, the letter to the Ephesians, has sparked a debate between scholars over the authorship of the letter. In the past there was no question about the authorship of the epistle to Ephesians. Scholars originally believed the letter was written by Paul. The letter begins by identifying the writer as Paul. (Ephesians 1:1). In 1792, Edward Evanson was first to make the claim (in print) that Paul is the not the author of the epistle written to Ephesians (Collins 133). Although, some scholars

  • Themes Of Ephesians

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    prior to this chapter and how does it connect and flow with the next chapter and/or epistle? If chapter four and five of Ephesians were to be summarized, they would be summed up as, “walk in a manner worthy of the calling.” Paul encourages the believer to walk in faith, all while reminding them that as believers they have an obligation to live as servants of Jesus Christ. In Ephesians chapter five, verse one; Paul emphasizes the amount of hard work it takes to live in unity with each other, and states

  • Ephesians Passage

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    found in the parable of Ephesians. The passage talks about tax collectors who are labelled as "thieves" and encourages them to act with honesty, to no longer steal but to give to those who are in need. It mentions how we are united through God and Jesus Christ. The scripture continues to talk about the language used to communicate to each other. It states how we should "…be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, for God in Christ forgave you." (Ephesians 4:32) This passage addresses

  • Book Of Ephesians

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    of Ephesians was written by the Apostle Paul. He ministered to Ephesus. Paul lived in the city where the famous temple was owned by the Greek goddess Artemis. This city was run by the Romans in 190 BC. This city is known to have really well-known christian leaders visit. The population was roughly around 33,600-56,000 people when the Romans were in control. The main language spoken in the city was Latin. Paul saw many people follow the faith in Jesus Christ. Paul did not only right Ephesians but

  • Reflection On Ephesians

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    Introduction In Ephesians (6.10-17), Paul provides Christians a sense of protection and the ability to withstand the forces that were and continue to come against us. As a Catholic, the thought of waging war for my faith was not something I often thought about growing up. Having gone through Catholic schools for 16 years, I was always surrounded by like-minded people. When I entered graduate school and, eventually, the work force, the challenge of defending my belief in Christ and my Catholic

  • The New Testament: Ephesians

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    INTRODUCTORY ISSUES Throughout many of Paul’s letters there are many debates pertaining to the authorship, destination, date, and the purpose. In the book of Ephesians many scholars debate on the authorship and if Paul actually wrote the letter, or if it was a scribe. Although there are some debates on whether Paul actually wrote it or not, he does refer to himself twice in the letter. In 1:1 and in 3:1 Paul states himself, 1:3 states, “For this reason, I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for

  • Ephesians Gender Debate

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    Introduction Ephesians 5:21-33 addresses the roles of the husband and the wife in light of the position each holds as a result of being in Christ. The passage is located in the latter half of the book of Ephesians, which is developed primarily around the “walk” passages. Chapter 4-6 are the direct application of chapters 1-3. The commands to husbands and wives are found in the last exhortation to walk carefully. The focus of the exhortation to “walk carefully” is a variety of relationships: husband/wife

  • Ephesians 3 Essay

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    1. What is the kernel truth of Ephesians 3, and how does this influence our understanding of God’s plan of salvation for this era? Ephesians 3 reveals the mystery of Christ and the church which had been hidden by God from mankind since the beginning of time and history. Thus, the ‘kernel truth’ revealed in this mystery is that through the gospel, Gentiles are fellow heirs and members of the same body, and partakers in the promise of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3:6). Therefore, Jews and Gentiles are

  • Christianity In Ephesians 2

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    morals and values of society. Man has forgotten to honor their creator, but God in His mercy has provided the church as an anchor for communities and families to find their way back to Him. The truest definition of what a church is, is revealed in Ephesians 2, this chapter uncovers some fundamental truths about the purpose of the church: it’s a place where people with new found identities in Christ can gather and become part of the household of God, where Christ

  • A Rhetorical Analysis Of Ephesians

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    that sometimes personalities won’t allow use to always get along in harmony. However, if we are led by the Spirit, and evoke these mannerisms, we can achieve the desired state of harmony in Christ. According to the expositors bible commentary; Ephesians is above all a hymn of unity (Barker 1994). Our particular passage again exposes that unity in the form of a healthy human body. Verse 3 dove tails in with two compelling us to make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of

  • The Heavenly Places Ephesians

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    used in the Bible, but Paul writes about it five times in the book of Ephesians. The Bible uses the phrase in a few other places, and looking at those instances will help define it more clearly, but the usage here presents more questions and fewer answers than most other references. "Blessed by the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ..." (Ephesians 1:3). Mystery surrounds the phrase. The fact that Paul used it here