Epistle to the Philippians

Philippians

Philippians (fəlĬp´ēənz), letter of the New Testament, written by St. Paul from captivity probably in Rome (c.AD 60) to the Christians of Philippi (in Macedonia), the first European city that he evangelized. The letter thanks them for gifts they had sent him, informs them of his own situation, and gives advice and encouragement. The centerpiece of the letter is the quotation of an early Christian hymn, the purpose of which is to exhort the Philippians to live a life of humilty and service as exemplified by Jesus. The abrupt transitions in the letter suggest to some scholars that Philippians is a composite of several Pauline letters.

See R. P. Martin, Philippians (1987); P. T. O'Brien, Philippians (1991).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2017, The Columbia University Press.

Epistle to the Philippians: Selected full-text books and articles

The Epistle to the Philippians By Karl Barth John Knox Press, 1962
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Letter to the Philippians By G. Walter Hansen William B. Eerdmans, 2009
Civic Culture and the Philippians By Krentz, Edgar Currents in Theology and Mission, Vol. 35, No. 4, August 2008
The Mission of the Church in Paul's Letter to the Philippians in the Context of Ancient Judaism By Plummer, Robert L Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Vol. 49, No. 3, September 2006
Two Neglected Textual Variants in Philippians 1 By Nongbri, Brent Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 128, No. 4, Winter 2009
PEER-REVIEWED PERIODICAL
Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
The ABC-X Model of Family Stress in the Book of Philippians By Wilmoth, Joe D.; Smyser, Samantha Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vol. 37, No. 3, Fall 2009
PEER-REVIEWED PERIODICAL
Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible By James D. G. Dunn; John W. Rogerson W.B. Eerdmans, 2003
Looking for a topic idea? Use Questia's Topic Generator
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.