Paul's letter to his friend and fellow Christian Philemon has long inspired debate concerning the apostle's view of slavery. Was he asking that Onesimus be freed or pleading for lenience? In this commentary, Fitzmyer explores the social, political, and economic realities behind the epistle and asks what relevance it has for the church today. Insightful, challenging, and thorough! 138 pages, hardcover from Random House.
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