Even though it was written some two millennia ago, Ephesians still speaks to Christians today in themes quite familiar to the modern reader. In a context where the church had become overwhelmingly, if not exclusively, Gentile, the Christian community needed to be reminded of the priority of Israel and the astonishing work of reconciliation that God willed to accomplish in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This volume in the highly acclaimed New Testament Library series reveals the great theological promises of Ephesians while discussing issues of context, authorship, and style.
The New Testament Library offers authoritative commentary on every book and major aspect of the New Testament, as well as classic volumes of scholarship. The commentaries in this series provide fresh translations based on the best available ancient manuscripts, offer critical portrayals of the historical world in which the books were created, pay careful attention to their literary design, and present a theologically perceptive exposition of the text.
This commentary volume is available individually, or as part of the following sets:
New Testament Library Commentary Series (19 Vols.)
Old & New Testament Library Commentary Series (68 Vols.)
"Stephen Fowl's rich volume on this rich letter displays his careful reading of the text that yields a truly theological commentary."
— Michael J. Gorman, Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore
"Stephen Fowl brings his considerable gifts in theological interpretation to the profound theological message of the Letter to the Ephesians. The result is a refreshingly irenic commentary that reflects a thorough knowledge of the critical discussions while eschewing lengthy debate."
— Andrew T. Lincoln, Portland Professor of New Testament, University of Gloucestershire
"Reading Stephen Fowl's work is always a wonderful experience. His prose is tight and clear, his thinking fresh, and his commentary on Scripture always targets the sacred text and what it may teach the church about its relationship with God and one another."
— Robert W. Wall, Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies, Seattle Pacific University
Stephen E. Fowl
is Professor of Theology at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. He has written both in the area of New Testament and theological hermeneutics, and specializes in Pauline studies. His books include Philippians: The Two Horizons in the New Testament
Commentary Series; Reading Scripture with the Church: Toward a Theological Hermeneutic
with A.K.M. Adam, Kevin Vanhoozer, and Francis Watson; and Theological Interpretation of Scripture.ISBN: 9780664221256