Incarcerated numerous times "for the defense of the gospel" (Phil 1:16), Paul wrote several letters from the confines of prison. Letters from Prison, Part One explores the letters of Philippians and Philemon in four sessions, explaining the reason each letter was written and addressing various themes such as joy, unity in Christ, reconciliation, and the close relationship between Paul and his communities. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and access to online lectures are included. 4 lessons.
Vincent M. Smiles is professor of theology at Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He is the author of The Bible and Science, and First Thessalonians, Philippians, Second Thessalonians, Colossians, Ephesians from the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series published by Liturgical Press.
Terence J. Keegan, OP, is professor of theology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the author of First and Second Timothy, Titus, Philemon from the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series published by Liturgical Press.
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Each lesson includes a video lecture (15-20). Videos can be viewed online (link provided on Table of Contents page of each book) or on DVD (available for purchase). Speakers for this study are Catherine Upchurch, Amy Ekeh, and Dan Hennessey.