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Title: Canonical-Critical Perspective and the Relationship of Colossians and Ephesians
Author(s): PORTER, Stanley E. , CLARKE, Kent D.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 78    Issue: 1   Date: 1997   
Pages: 57-86
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.78.1.3212083

Abstract :
Indicating that Colossians and Ephesians need a sustained study according to canonical-critical method, Porter-Clarke propose to define and apply to these two letters a workable model of what they have called a canonical-critical perspective. After study of canonical criticism today and of certain problems this criticism faces, Porter-Clarke explain their choice of the word 'perspective' and describe ongoing difficulties the method must meet. The canonical-critical perspective then studies three problems: the authorship of the letters, the prescript of Ephesians and the literary relationship between the two letters. There follows a relating of canonical to historical criticism.

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