Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Paul Bretscher

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Colossians 1:15-20; Colossians 2:16, 18, 21, 23; Acts 13:6; Acts 19:13ff; Colossians 1:10; Colossians 1:11; Colossians 1:13; Colossians 2:6-23; Colossians 1:23; Colossians 3:15; Colossians 2:5; Colossians 4:18; Colossians 1:6; Colossians 1:3-8; Colossians 1:4-5; Colossians 1:9-12; Colossians 2:3; 1 Corinthians 13:12; Ephesians 1:17; Ephesians 4:13; 2 Peter 1:2; 2 Peter 2:20; Romans 1:21;


This thesis covers the main body of the letter to the Colossians. It contains no remarks on the greeting, 1:1-3, or on the highly personalized conclusion in chapter 4. The concern of the writer is with the polemical portions of the Letter. It has been examined under five headings: first, The Congregation is Faithful; second, The Introductory Prayer; third, The Positive Doctrinal Statement; fourth, The Direct Attack on the Errorists; and fifth, The Practical Exhortations.

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