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by Clinton E. Arnold

Category: Bible Study and Reference
Subcategory: Christian Books
Author: Clinton E. Arnold
ISBN: 0801020921
ISBN13: 978-0801020926
Language: English
Publisher: Baker Pub Group (October 1, 1996)
Pages: 378
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Clinton E. Arnold (born 1958) is a New Testament scholar who is the dean at Talbot School of Theology and 2011 . The Colossian Syncretism: the interface between Christianity and folk belief at Colossae. ISBN 978-0-801-02092-6.

Clinton E. Arnold (born 1958) is a New Testament scholar who is the dean at Talbot School of Theology and 2011 president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has authored six books, dozens of scholarly articles, and several entries in biblical dictionaries and study Bibles.

The Colossian Syncretism: The Interface Between Christianity and Folk Belief at Colossae.

Clint Arnold's work on the Colossian philosophy represents a bold and fresh attempt to reconstruct the problem .

Clint Arnold's work on the Colossian philosophy represents a bold and fresh attempt to reconstruct the problem facing the Colossian Christians. Many recent scholars have identified the deviant teaching as a form of Jewish mysticism.

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The Colossian Syncretism: The Interface between Christianity. and Folk Beliefat Colossae.

Drawing upon little-known angel inscriptions, magical texts, and archaeological evidence from Asia Minor, the author argues that the Colossians tried to combine Paul's teachings about Christ with local pagan and Jewish folk beliefs. The result was a syncr. Categories: Religion.

book by Clinton E. Arnold

book by Clinton E. Arnold. This book opens up our understanding on what beliefs were attacking the church in Colossea based upon recent archeological findings that shed new light on "difficult" Greek words such as the "worship of angels. This book sheds light on the dangers behind much of the "revivalism" and "charismania" with the emphasis on "spiritual warfare" that we are experiencing.

By Clinton E. His examination of this evidence enables him confidently to assert that the Colossian "philosophy" is an amalgam of Phrygian folk belief, local folk Judaism and basic tenets of the Christian faith. Tubingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1995, 378 p. DM 11. 0, paper. The third part is Arnold's discussion of Paul's theological response to "the philosophy" that threatened the health of the Colossian church-the cosmic Christ (1:1520), who because all the fullness of God dwells in him, holds a position superior to all principalities and powers (2:10) and who has defeated them utterly through his death on the cross.

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He has earned degrees at Biola College (. Talbot Theological Seminary (. iv. and the University of Aberdeen (P. 2007: Colossians in Apologetics Study Bible.

Drawing upon little-known angel inscriptions, magical texts, and archaeological evidence from Asia Minor, the author argues that the Colossians tried to combine Paul's teachings about Christ with local pagan and Jewish folk beliefs. The result was a syncretism that kept them captive to the fear of evil spirits, dependent on the power of magic and amulets, and blind to the liberating power of the indwelling Christ, the supreme Creator and Lord of all spiritual principalities and powers.In addition to unearthing the historical background of Paul's letter to the Colossians, The Colossian Syncretism presents Paul's strategy for addressing the religious syncretism he faced there. It thus provides a working model for Christian missionaries and evangelists discipling converts from today's religiously pluralistic societies.
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Topmen
My experience has taught me that the letters of Paul are some of the most theologically influential books in the bible. Therefore it is a must that those who study or teach from these sources have a good understanding of the context within which they were written, but enough of my rambling... This book deals with religious and philisophical beliefs of Christians and Pagans alike in Collosae and the surrounding cities. The arguments presented are well thought out and the evidence is meticulously presented (while this is a good thing from an academic point of view, it can put you to sleep real fast). I highly recommend this because it is extremely informative about aspects of life in Paul's day that were familiar to people that Paul wrote to, but rather foreign to us today. This book has provided me with a deeper insight into Colossians and all of Paul's letter. Any serious teacher of religion, Sunday School, etc. should read this and I guarantee that your presentations of Paul's letters will be the better for it. One other point is that if you are considering getting this book, get it right away. I've learned that book's of this nature (though potentially beneficial to many) have a limited audience and typically go out-of-print or become otherwise unavailable.
Liarienen
C Arnold does an excellent job of explaining the significance of just who was the intended audience for Paul's letter to the Colossians. Arnold develops the history of various theories for what group Paul had in mind when he wrote this letter and what difference these respective theories make to the meaning of Paul's terms as we consider each potential candidate. By comparing various heretical options as the potential "philosophy" Paul had in mind, readers of this work have the opportunity to learn much about various ancient Pagan and Jewish practices, and how these two mutual exclusive systems were not considered to be such by those living in Colossi during Paul's time. The history and evidence for their Syncretism is cited throughout this work. By offering "Folk Belief" as a remedy for the "philosophy" Paul was arguing against, Arnold is enabled to be walk the tight rope of not over-specifying a candidate as well as not committing the crime of being so general that his theory is not useful. To see how he does this makes the book worth reading in its own right.
BroWelm
Good historical/cultural background which enriches ones biblical studies. Especially when asking the question, "What did this mean to the original readers/hearers"?
Braendo
great book ty
Modar
This book opens up our understanding on what beliefs were attacking the church in Colossea based upon recent archeological findings that shed new light on "difficult" Greek words such as the "worship of angels." This book sheds light on the dangers behind much of the "revivalism" and "charismania" with the emphasis on "spiritual warfare" that we are experiencing. An excellent read.
Chi
I first bumped into this book as it was quoted extensively in Critical Issues Commentary Issues 69, 70, +71 by Bob DeWaay. I really think this material deserves a wide audience. It is particularly germane to the controversy surrounding "Spiritual Warfare" as practiced by Cindy Jacobs, the New Apostolic Reformation by C Peter Wagner and the Emergent Church concept all of which are involved in syncretism of the type described in this book. I am begging the author and publisher to release this in Kindle as soon as possible.

Free markets give accurate value when books that are out of print, gain in value far beyond their original cover price. It is NOT surprising at all that as I write this, the second hand copies in fair shape, are going from 25$ in the USA and 55$ in Canada!!!! The book has value because it's in demand. It's in demand because of the content.
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