Colossian


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Co·los·sae

 (kə-lŏs′ē)
An ancient city of central Asia Minor. It was the site of an early Christian church to which Saint Paul addressed his Epistle to the Colossians.

Co·los′sian (-lŏsh′ən) adj. & n.

Colossian

(kəˈlɒʃən)
n
1. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Colossae
2. (Bible) New Testament any of the Christians of Colossae to whom St Paul's Epistle was addressed
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Noun1.Colossian - a native or inhabitant of the city of Colossae in ancient Phrygia
Phrygian - a native or inhabitant of Phrygia
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shows that Paul's emphasis in the early chapters of Colossians on the full sufficiency of Christ functions primarily as the basis for Paul's later exhortation to the Colossian Christians to live morally renewed lives in fulfillment of their baptismal identity.
53); but when the Colossian Christian is `clothed', it is with the new humanity (3:9 ff.
In keeping with this, he maintains that to explain the well known warnings against false teaching--the Colossian heresy as it has been called, in a phrase justly criticised by him (24 ff.
The second and longest part has a further four chapters which attempt, in interaction with evidence from the region, to reconstruct the Colossian philosophy in relation to mystery initiation in the cults, the place of hostile powers, and the attitude to wisdom and ascetic behaviour.
When he writes to the Colossian church he is not foolish enough to suppose that they are unaware of "Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free.
A gnostic heresy, which may have been troubling the Colossian church (2:8, 16-23), held that the pleroma was the whole body of heavenly powers and emanations that flow from God.
The Colossian and Ephesian Haustafeln in theological context; an analysis of their origins, relationship, and message.
While it may not be possible to identify with certainty a link between the Colossian heresy and any single known religious group of the ancient Mediterranean world, we can identify what the author of Colossians regards as dangerous.
Interestingly, they also often have a deep admiration for ideals which actually are found in scripture - they would give Job a high-five or even a hug, they would encourage the Colossians to put on that overcoat of blood-red love, they would be blown away by the radical teachings of Jesus, the Good Shepherd and, if they could, would almost certainly have a selfie taken with him.
Interestingly, they also often have a deep admiration for ideals which actually are found in scripture - they would give Job a highfive or even a hug, they would encourage the Colossians to put on that overcoat of blood-red love, they would be blown away by the radical teachings of Jesus, the Good Shepherd and, if they could, would almost certainly have a selfie taken with him.
While the lyrical Christological themes expressed in the poetic section of Paul's letter to the Colossians are well known, says Foster, the letter's theological perspectives are far more wide ranging and far less widely studied.
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