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    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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    The Book of Philemon

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    In order to comprehend and gleam the theological insights of Philemon, or any Biblical scripture, it is imperative that, at least, a basic understanding of the historical and cultural principles be present in the mind of the reader. Without a comprehension of these truths, a false understanding or misrepresentation of the text may occur. This is not to say that nothing can be obtained from the scripture in and of itself. However, many deeper details may remain hidden without further exploration

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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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    that Paul indeed is the author of Colossians, but there are some debates and questioning. There are two main arguments that deal with the authorship of the epistle. There is much debate on the literary usage in Colossians and the style in which it is written. Along with the vocabulary and style many argue with the theology behind the epistle as well. An example for concerning the argument towards the style is found in Colossians 1:27 where the unusual genitival words are used. Donald Guthrie does

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    The Colossian Heresy

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    Furnish, Paul Victor. Colossians, Paul’s Epistle to the Anchor Bible Dictionary, ed. Freedman, David Noel. Doubleday, New York 1992. Gray, Crete. The Epistle of St. Paul to the Colossians and Philemon, Lutterworth Press, London 1948. Jones, Allen H. Essenes, University Press of America, Lanham, Maryland 1985. Kachelman, John L. Jr. Studies in Colossians: The Saviors Supremacy, Quality Publications, Abilene, Texas 1985. Lewis, C.S. Colossians, Paul’s Epistle to the, The International Standard Bible

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    The historical world aspect of the Book of Philemon masterfully illustrates reconciliation between two such individuals when the apostle Paul writes a letter to Philemon, on behalf of Philemon’s slave, Onesimus; moreover, the Book of Philemon is about how Paul uses the power of love to teach the importance of acceptance of others and reconciliation, even when it may be difficult. The Historical World of Philemon

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    The Epistles in the bible were letter’s that were written by the Apostles to the churches. The Epistles served as a primary form of written communication in the ancient world, especially in the New Testament time. Some of the epistles in the Bible consist of, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and James. The Apostle Paul wrote thirteen of these letters, addressing situations or problems in the churches. The purpose of this paper is to illuminate a few of the epistles and why they were written

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    Essay On Rapture

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    Epistle of James,” 1989). To know the author of a book is to understand and appreciate better his writing. We do not have an abundance of information concerning the man James, but what we do know makes us feel that James is no stranger to us after all. And what is more, we as Christians know the divine Author of this epistle in an experiential relationship, which is the master key to our understanding of its message

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    Philemon Book Analysis

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    and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker— The letter’s opening is friendly and personable despite the fact that Paul wrote this letter in prison. The book of Philemon, unlike some of the other Pauline epistles, was written to a specific person whom Paul appeared to be very fond of. 2also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier—and to the church that meets in your home: Though the letter appears to be intended for Philemon, two others are addressed by

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    Bible: Paul's Epistles

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    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, and Philemon; the last four Paul wrote when a prisoner. (Darby) Paul

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