The Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook’s direct narration of a book’s text, Ephesians: Audio Lectures include high quality live-recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject as well as relevant material from other sources.
New Testament scholar Clinton Arnold uses the historical, theological, and literary elements of Paul's letters to guide his interpretation of this early Christian pastoral text in Ephesians: Audio Lectures. Accessible to anyone seeking to learn more from the New Testament, these lectures examine the biblical text in its original environment, with an emphasis on practical messages and episodes of great theological depth.
Ephesians: Audio Lectures includes passage-by-passage lessons through the entire book of Ephesians. Arnold highlights four themes that emerge in Paul's epistle to the Ephesians: (1) the superior power of God over against spiritual powers; (2) the unity of Jews and Gentiles through Jesus Christ; (3) the encouragement for Gentiles believers to live holy lives before God; and (4) the need for believers to be rooted in the knowledge of their new identity in Christ Jesus. Woven into Paul's theology is a refrain of praise and adoration to the glory of God that insists such praise should also be our response. With attention to issues that continue to surface in today's church, these lectures are an ideal resource for traditional students, students in distance and online-learning courses, and self-learners wanting to better understand Christian theology.