The Prison Epistles

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The Story Behind the Prison Epistles

The Story Behind the Prison Epistles


The Prison Epistles of the captivity or the classification is to study four letters of the apostle Paul are: Philippians, Colossians, Ephesians and Philemon, than by the internal evidence were written from a prison or jail. Although also 2 Timothy was also written in prison but belong to a different topic is not discussed in letters from captivity. But this course is one of a series of workshops called: To know and love St. Paul the Apostle, on the topic: Justification by faith (1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians and Romans) has been studied Philippians, this workshop will then: Colossians, Ephesians and Philemon. But before studying the letters from prison a few clarifications need to be discussed modern critical studies of the Apostle Paul.


Upon the death of Paul, Clement of Rome says: An emulation and envy were persecuted those who were high and very just pillars of the Church and held until death combat. Let us set before our eyes to the holy apostles (Bartel, 2005). Because of jealousy and rivalry showed Paul the prize of patience. Six times he was in chains, was exiled, stoned, made herald of Christ in East and West, reached the noblest form of their faith, and after having taught the world t9odo justice and have reached the limit of western and given testimony before the princes of this world and left and went into the holy place, leaving the greatest model of patience 1 Clement 5:2-7.

The investigation of Paul Paul's research is rich and has many theoretical frameworks on this in summary we can say that in the early centuries, unlike Jesus who is mentioned by non Christians as Suetonius, Tacitus, Pliny the Younger and Josephus, Paul does not mention, not ...
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