Ephesians–Concordia Commentary Is Released by Concordia Publishing House
Ephesians, the twenty-eighth volume in the landmark Concordia Commentary series, has been released. Written by Dr. Thomas Winger, this volume is a veritable compendium of St. Paul’s theology. Dr. Winger’s commentary unfolds the mysteries of the Gospel through meticulous analysis of the Greek text and reverent exposition of the epistle’s proclamation of Christ and His gifts for the sake of the Church.
Winger’s commentary addresses such timeless topics as our eternal election in Christ; salvation by grace through faith apart from works; one Lord, one faith, one Baptism; the gift of the Holy Ministry; the Christological meaning of marriage; and the resplendent armor of God, which we so desperately require in this time of spiritual peril.
Critical Acclaim for Ephesians
“We are gifted with an excellent and reliable explanation of this letter. There is no question that Dr. Winger does not take up. He removes prejudices and opens our eyes to aspects and insights we had never noticed before. We have a sound teaching of apostolic Christology before us and will learn a lot about Baptism, ministry, and the Church—right from the apostle’s writing. St. Paul is speaking to us again, quite directly.
Years of intensive research and study lie behind this commentary. This solid, profound, and fascinating scholarly work is worthy of study, extremely helpful for preaching and teaching, and urgently needed in our day. I wish it would be in the hands of every pastor, teacher, and student, for it is a great gift to the church.”
—Dr. Jobst Schöne, Bishop Emeritus of the Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche (Independent Evangelical-Lutheran Church), Germany
“Prof. Winger, a learned and sedulous scholar, has worked hard to produce this volume. I appreciate his manner of dealing thoroughly with classic scholarship. This solid volume will take a special place on my bookshelf. I warmly recommend it to everyone who appreciates both biblical and Lutheran theology.”
—Dr. Erkki Koskenniemi, Adjunct Professor, Finland (Åbo Akademi University, University of Helsinki, and University of Eastern Finland)
“If you want a commentary that takes a traditional approach to Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians—no pseudonymous author here—and one that takes seriously both the Greek and the deep theology of this profound letter, then this is your commentary. Tom is fair in his assessment of positions but you always know where he stands. This is a great addition to the series.”
—Dr. James W. Voelz, Professor of Exegetical Theology, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis
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About Dr. Thomas Winger
Thomas M. Winger is president of and professor at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Winger is the author of dozens of articles, many published in Lutheran Theological Review; the (co)editor of three books; and a contributor to The Lutheran Study Bible.
About the Concordia Commentary Series
Birthed in the Lutheran tradition and nurtured in historical and linguistic scholarship, the Concordia Commentary series takes seriously the Word of God for the church today. Each volume in the series is designed to enable professors, pastors, and teachers of the Word to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight, clarity, and faithfulness to the divine intent of the biblical text.
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