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Philemon's Problem: A Theology of Grace

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Philemon was a wealthy Christian whose slave Onesimus went off in search of freedom, met and listened to Paul, and joined the church. But instead of being given a new life of his own, Onesimus was sent back by Paul to an aggrieved master with no protection but his mentor's brief Letter to Philemon. Paul never asked Philemon to free his slave. Instead, he admonished him to take Onesimus back - only now as his brother in Christ. This left both master and bondsman with a problem: how could one man own another and both be ...

Philemon's Problem: A Theology of Grace 1998, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI

ISBN-13: 9780802845498

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