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    The Epistle of James

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    The epistle of James (named after its author, just like other epistles) addresses the Jewish believers that are scattered abroad as seen in James 1:1. Other than the authorship of this epistle, its apostolic credentials, the main reason of dispute in regards to its canonicity is the fact that James addresses works and its relationship with faith. With Paul’s teachings that focused on salvation that rest on grace alone and that which is gained without works, James here tries to give a lot of significance

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    Bible: Paul's Epistles

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    preach in Rome, a letter to the church would tend to prepare the way. (Johnson) This letter is placed first in order of epistles though it was likely written 5th. It is placed correctly as it is the most extensive and complete exposition on the central truths of the New Testament. It may perhaps be useful to some of my readers to give the chronological order of the Epistles: and first those that are certain: 1 and 2 Thessalonians; 1 and 2 Corinthians; Romans, Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians

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    The Pauline Epistles I

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    knowledge of the apostolic work of Paul comes first from the Book of Acts. The epistles written by Paul serve to further our knowledge of his mission. These letters were written to churches that he had founded or churches that were known to him. Luke’s account of Paul introduces us to the basic facts about this important biblical figure. A more complete understanding of Paul’s journeys can be gleaned from his letters. These epistles were written almost at the time they occurred and they comprise some of

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    The Pauline Epistles I: The book of Romans

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    The book of Romans is the book doctrinal written by the Apostle Paul. This book is also a book is unique because it was written and sent without Paul never went to Rome or find churches in Rome. Epistle to the Romans is not to doubt, because in Romans is the basis of the Gospel which is the theme of this book. Therefore it needs to be emphasized that this letter is so important. In these letters Paul provides the most complete statement of the doctrine in the New Testament. If want to know the

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    The polemical Epistle to the Galatians has some of the most explosive and harsh rhetoric in all Pauline epistles. Paul’s writing clearly indicates that he is troubled by the situation in Galatia. Along with the other Pauline epistles, with the possible exception of Romans (Goodacre, 2016b), Paul’s Letter to the Galatians is occasional. That is, Paul is responding to specific problems within the Galatian community (Goodacre, 2016a). The actual occasion of Galatians is as follows: Paul is writing to

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    between a figure in authority and one who is subordinate is a focus of Paul’s epistle to the Colossians. One of the relationships discussed is that between a slave and his master. It is also the main theme of Paul’s letter to Philemon, his fellow brother in Christ. In his letter Paul urges Philemon to accept his earthly slave, Onesimus, back in love and as a brother rather than merely a slave. It is evident in both epistles that Paul seeks to enlighten his audience to a new perspective on these relationships

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    example of this being the Epistle to Philemon in the New Testament. It is the purpose of this assignment to re-interpret this book of the bible, asking questions borne from a Post-Colonial liberation hermeneutic to show the deficit of traditional readings of this text and explore the role of hermeneutic in interpretation. This will be achieved through explaining the term hermeneutic and specifically the Post-Colonial hermeneutic this essay uses before surveying how the Epistle to Philemon has been interpreted

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    Background Study of Peter’s First Epistle and the Preparation of Five Texts for Expository Sermons Peter was an apostle of Jesus Christ; he was brought to Jesus by his brother Andrew and became one of Jesus’ first disciples1. He became a prominent member of the 12 disciples, being with James and John a member of the innermost circle around Jesus. He served at times as a spokesman for the group2 and he was with Jesus on the mount of transfiguration3. The first Epistle of Peter most commonly known as

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    Wisdom According to the Bible What does it mean to have wisdom? Some may say to be wise is to have enough knowledge and good judgment to make well thought out life decisions. Wisdom is a common term mentioned throughout out the New Testament Epistles and the entire Bible. The Bible has a lot to say about wisdom and knowledge. It talks about ways to be wise and ways to be foolish. Through out the Bible there seems to be different types of wisdom and it is described in different ways. Analyzing

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    theology.” The epistles are not treatises.1 They are examples of how the writer’s of the Biblical letters apply their theological principles, beliefs convictions and standards but they are not explanations of the theology itself. The epistles, as explained by Fee and Stuart, are full of theology, but it is applied theology. (p 58) Why do Fee and Stuart stress the importance of reading the whole epistle multiple times? Fee ad Stuart stress the importance of reading the epistles multiple times

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