Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Works

Title

Polycarp of Smyrna, Letter to the Philippians

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The Letter to the Philippians penned by Polycarp of Smyrna is sometimes dismissed as an example of a proof-texting moralism, indicative of the post-apostolic church's fall from the heights of Pauline Christianity. Read on its own terms, this complex exhortatory letter reveals a vigorous, pastorally sensitive effort to integrate both behavioural and theological aspects of 'righteousness' as Polycarp seeks to maintain the stability and integrity of the Philippian congregation. Copyright © 2006 SAGE Publications.

Department(s)

Biblical and Theological Studies

Publication Title

Expository Times

Volume

118

Issue

2

First Page

53

Last Page

63

Publication Date

12-1-2006

DOI

10.1177/0014524606070855

ISSN

00145246

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