In this third volume of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS), Peter Williamson interprets Ephesians for pastoral ministers and lay readers alike. This volume, like each in the series, relates Scripture to life, is faithfully Catholic, and is supplemented by features designed to help readers understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively in teaching, preaching, evangelization, and other forms of ministry.
Peter S. Williamson (STD, Pontifical Gregorian University) holds the Adam Cardinal Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. He is the author of Catholic Principles for Interpreting Scripture and coeditor of John Paul II and the New Evangelization.
Editors' Preface Introduction Outline of Ephesians Part 1: Proclamation of God's Gracious Plan of Salvation in Christ Blessing God for Every Spiritual Blessing (1:1-14) A Prayer to Know God and to Understand His Gifts (1:15-23) Saved by Grace through Faith for Good Works (2:1-10) Gentiles and Jews Reconciled to God and United in the Messiah (2:11-22) Paul's Commission to Preach God's Plan (3:1-13) Paul's Prayer for His Readers(3:14-21) Part 2: Exhortation to Christian Conduct Building Up the Church (4:1-16) A New Way of Living (4:17-19) You Are Light in the Lord (5:3-20) Husbands and Wives, Christ and the Church (5:21-33) Children and Parents, Slaves and Masters (6:1-9) A Summons to Spiritual Battle (6:10-20) Suggested Resources Glossary Indexes Maps