Philippians, Colossians, Philemon

by Dennis Hamm, SJ

9780801036460
256pp. $20.00p
Published: December 2013

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Endorsement

“These three ‘prison letters’ of St. Paul are often overshadowed by his more substantive letters, especially Galatians and Romans. Father Dennis Hamm does an admirable job of bringing them out of the shadows and into the light. His commentary is a fine contribution to this series. Hamm shows that these little letters are more substantial than one might suspect. His interpretation is informative and insightful, his style concise and user-friendly, and his discussions evenhanded. In addition, the sidebars, illustrations, and glossary are full of useful information. I warmly recommend this commentary to a wide audience, whether Catholic or ecumenical.”

-Ronald D. Witherup, SS, Superior General, Society of Saint Sulpice, Paris, France; author of several books, including Saint Paul and the New Evangelization

“A marvelous book–lucid, intelligent, learned, accessible, and provocative–written by a scholar who knows how to invite people into the riches of the New Testament. Presented in a lively format that will appeal to both scholars and general readers alike, Father Hamm’s new book is a boon to anyone seeking to understand and live out the timeless wisdom of St. Paul.”

-James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage

“Based on very solid and contemporary research yet free of overly technical terminology, this nifty volume offers a delightfully reader-friendly treatment that greatly illuminates three of Paul’s captivity letters. Many illustrations, sidebars, and maps enrich the presentation. All teachers of the letters of Paul will want to alert their students to this sparkling gem. It will enlighten anyone interested in Pauline studies, but especially seminarians, preachers, and pastoral ministers.”

-John Heil, professor of New Testament, The Catholic University of America

“I’ve had the privilege of visiting the sites associated with St. Paul’s works, but the experience was not nearly as vivid for me as my reading of Father Dennis Hamm’s commentary. This book lives up to the standard of a series whose volumes have been at once devout, beautiful, erudite, and useful–an extremely rare achievement.”

-Mike Aquilina, author of The Fathers of the Church and The Mass of the Early Christians