The letter of paul to philemon: the letter of paul to philemon, brief new testament letter written by paul the apostle to a wealthy christian of colossae, asia minor, on behalf of onesimus, philemon’s former slave. Paul wrote this letter to philemon, a believer in colosse who, along with others, was a slave owner (cf col 4:1 for slavery in the nt see note on eph 6:5) one of his slaves, onesimus, had apparently stolen from him (cf v 18 ) and then run away, which under roman law was punishable by death. Paul’s letter has more to say to philemon – but that’s a topic for the next post sources and recommended resources the epistles of paul to the colossians and to philemon: an introduction and commentary, nt wright. Works cited at the end if i were to conclude the significance of paul's letter to philemon and his approach to demand onesimus' hospitality and kinship status, i can say that it was clearly his approach towards his demands that has made the letter such a major topic of discussion with regards to slavery.
Paul as a 'prisoner': a socio-rhetorical interpretation of paul's letter to philemon (mth thesis). Study in philemon backdrop: the book is a very personal letter sent from the apostle paul (see philemon 1,9,19) to his friend and son in the faith philemon. The letter to philemon tackles the personal issue of the rift between the slave onesimus and his master philemon, with the hope that latter will receive back his runaway slave not only as a member of his household but as a christian brother. An analysis of the letter to philemon, the history of its uses, and proposals for a new hermeneutic would epitomize this concept the opening section of paul's letter is indicative of its counter-hegemonic substance in that it begins with a departure from established patterns of roles and authority which traditionally support class systems.
Tendencies in the research on the letter to philemon since 1980 / d francois tolmie paul's persuasive prose : an epistolary analysis of the letter to philemon / jeffrey ad weima affects and emotions in the rhetoric of paul's letter to philemon : a rhetorical-psychological interpretation / peter lampe. Interesting and stimulating analysis of the epistle paul approached the topic with gentleness and care (philemon 1:21) his letter to philemon presents in full . The main point of this letter is paul asking philemon to forgive onesimus he didn’t deserve forgiveness he could be punished legally according to the law . The epistle of paul to philemon , known simply as philemon , is one of the books of the christian new testament it is a prison letter , co-authored by paul the apostle with timothy , to philemon , a leader in the colossian church.
Commentary on philemon 1:1-21 the topic of slavery is one of them most important for understanding the urgency of paul’s letter to philemon is the . Sats chatted to batanayi ahead of the conference about the topic sats: what motivated you to choose the paul’s letter to philemon for your thesis bm: often, when people read paul’s letter to philemon, they read it from the perspective of the cultural norms of the time, which offer an altered reality to what we experience today. So the situation we have here in this letter is that paul is believed to be in prison in rome, and you have philemon who is in colossae, and he owns a number of slaves, including a slave named onesimus. Though paul's letter to philemon is very brief, it is packed with rich nuggets of truth that truly reward the serious bible student topics topical index . The apostle paul writes this letter to plead with philemon to receive onesimus back with forgiving love because he was now a beloved brother in the lord he was a son of the kingdom the subject of slavery was a burning question at this time in rome.
Philemon, a study guide - from the executable outlines series by mark a copeland - hundreds of free sermon outlines and bible study materials available for online browsing and downloading. Onesimus was a converted runaway paul makes masterful use of his rhetorical craft to plead for him before philemon. Colossians & philemon and work the letter to philemon tells us that onesimus was the slave of a christian named philemon (philem 16) key topics articles. “a lucid and illuminating verse-by-verse analysis of paul’s letter to philemon scot mcknight soberly tackles the topics of roman slavery, reconciliation, and paul’s vision for churches to be dominated not by power relationships but by sibling-like relationships rooted in the new creation.
So paul sent this letter, along with the letters to philemon and to the ephesians, with tychicus, accompanied by onesimus (colossians 4:7 philemon 1:10–12) tychicus was a coworker of paul who would have been able to help the colossian believers understand and apply the apostle’s teachings in the letter. Topic study by a particular topic philemon: introduction, argument, and outline paul is setting philemon up for the body of his letter: when philemon shares . 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. Paul's appeal for a would-be maroon slave: reading and translating philemon from the perspective of caribbean maroon societies in the letter to philemon paul mediates between a slave owner and his runaway.
Topic study by a particular topic b slavery not addressed: in the letter to philemon paul does not directly take up the issue of slavery c brotherly love . An analysis of the letter to philemon brent blackwell the church creates a better world the church challenges social injustices the church encourages liberty and basic human rights. Philemon trivia questions & answers : new testament there are 28 questions on this topic 5 the letter is addressed to philemon our dear friend .