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Letter to Philemon (Scot McKnight) Hardcover Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2017) 9780802873828
Letter to Philemon (Scot McKnight) Hardcover Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2017) 9780802873828
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Title: Letter to Philemon

Author: McKnight, Scot

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 2017

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780802873828

Volumes: 1; Pages: 160

List Price in Hardcover: $25.00 Our price: $17.99

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Paul's letter to Philemon carries a strong message of breaking down social barriers and establishing new realities of conduct and fellowship. It is also a disturbing text that has been used to justify slavery. Though brief, Philemon requires close scrutiny.

In this commentary Scot McKnight offers careful textual analysis of Philemon and brings the practice of modern slavery into conversation with the ancient text. Too often, McKnight says, studies of this short letter gloss over the issue of slavery - an issue that must be recognized and dealt with if Christians are to read Philemon faithfully. Pastors and scholars will find in this volume the insight they need to preach and teach this controversial book in meaningful new ways.

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