Portrait of an Apostle

A Case for Paul's Authorship of Colossians and Ephesians

By Gregory S. MaGee

Portrait of an Apostle

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  • Pages: 212
  • Publication Date: 9/24/2013
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Portrait of an Apostle

A Case for Paul's Authorship of Colossians and Ephesians

By Gregory S. MaGee

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  • ISBN: 9781620327487
  • Pages: 212
  • Publication Date: 9/24/2013
  • Retail Price: $25.00
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About-

In Portrait of an Apostle Greg MaGee explores the claim that Colossians and Ephesians are works of forgery that use Paul's authoritative status to gain a hearing. This hypothesis is so often restated in recent scholarship that it is arguably the default position in the field, even though the theory is relatively untested. MaGee argues that such a view does not stand up to close scrutiny. Unsuccessful attempts to imitate Paul usually flounder in their portrayals of Paul, as is evident with the pseudepigraphal Epistle to the Laodiceans and 3 Corinthians. Such is not the case with Colossians and Ephesians. This book attempts to demonstrate that interpretations based on the assumption of Paul's authorship of Colossians and Ephesians are consistently superior to interpretations positing that an admirer of Paul wrote the letters.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Portrait of an Apostle lays bare the naked emperor of critical scholarship with a sustained historical and exegetical defense of Pauline authorship of two disputed letters in the corpus Paulinum. MaGee is to be applauded for the evidence he has marshaled for a view that is too often glossed over without genuine interaction."
--Daniel B. Wallace, Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

"Most treatments of the authenticity or the pseudonymity of Ephesians and Colossians churn over well-trodden ground. In addition to evaluating the standard arguments, MaGee breaks new ground in the controls he introduces as he evaluates the portrayals of Paul in these letters as compared with portrayals of Paul in letters that all sides agree are pseudonymous. . . . No one studying or writing in this area in the future can afford to ignore MaGee's work."
--D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Contributors-

Gregory S. MaGee

Bio(s)-

Gregory S. MaGee (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.

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