Bibliografia de Efésios.

Segue abaixo uma bibliografia das principais obras eruditas sobre a carta de Paulo aos Efésios (Preparei essa bibliografia tendo em vista aqueles que labutam no ensino nas igrejas e/ou estudam teologia (graduação e pós graduação), portanto é necessário algum nível de conhecimento teológico e da língua inglesa).



Visão Geral:

Heil, John Paul. Ephesians: Empowerment to Walk in Love for the Unity of All in Christ. SBL 13. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007.

Kitchen, Martin. Ephesians. NTR. London: Routledge, 1994.

Lincoln, Andrew, and A. J. Wedderburn. The Theology of the Later Pauline Letters. NTT. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Perkins, Pheme. Ephesians. ANTC. Nashville: Abingdon, 1997.

Talbert, Charles H. Ephesians and Colossians. Paideia. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007.

Taylor, Walter F., Jr., and John Reumann. Ephesians, Colossians. ACNT. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1985.

Thurston, Bonnie. Reading Colossians, Ephesians, and 2 Thessalonians: A Literary and Theological Commentary. RNTS. New York: Crossroad, 1995.

Verhey, Allen, and Joseph S. Harvard. Ephesians. Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2011.

Williamson, Peter S. Ephesians. CCSS. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009.

Wright, N. T. Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002.



Arnold, Clinton E. Ephesians. ZECNT 10. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010.

Barth, Markus. Ephesians. 2 vols. AB 34, 34A. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1974.

Best, Ernest. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians. ICC. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1998.

Bruce, F. F. Colossians, Philemon, Ephesians. NICNT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984.

Cohick, Lynn H. Ephesians: A New Covenant Commentary. NCC 10. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2010.

Hoehner, Harold W. Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002.

Liefeld, Walter L. Ephesians. IVP NTC 10. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010.

Lincoln, Andrew T. Ephesians. WBC 42. Dallas: Word, 1990.

MacDonald, Margaret Y. Colossians and Ephesians. SP. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2000.

Martin, Ralph P. Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon. Interpretation. Louisville: John Knox, 1992.

Muddiman, John. The Epistle to the Ephesians. BNTC. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2004.

O’Brien, Peter T. Ephesians. PNTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999.

Schnackenburg, Rudolf. The Epistle to the Ephesians. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1991.

Snodgrass, K., Ephesians: The NIV Application Commentary (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996).

Thielman, Frank. Ephesians. BECNT. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011.

Witherington, Ben, III. The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians, and the Ephesians:

A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Captivity Epistles. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.


A cidade de Efésios:

Koester, Helmut, ed. Ephesos—Metropolis of Asia: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Its Archaeology, Religion, and Culture. HTS 41. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1995.

Murphy-O’Connor, Jerome. St. Paul’s Ephesus: Texts and Archaeology. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2008.

Trebilco, Paul R. The Early Christians in Ephesus from Paul to Ignatius. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

Yamauchi, Edwin M. New Testament Cities in Western Asia Minor. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1980. Pages 79–114.


A igreja como corpo de Cristo:

Best, Ernest. One Body in Christ: A Study in the Relationship of the Church to Christ in the Epistles of the Apostle Paul. London: SPCK, 1955.

Dawes, Gregory W. The Body in Question: Metaphor and Meaning in the Interpretation of Ephesians 5:21–33. BIS 30. Leiden: Brill, 1998.

Gundry, Robert H. Sōma in Biblical Theology. SNTSMS 29. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976.

Minear, Paul S. Images of the Church in the New Testament. NTL. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2004 [1960].

Robinson, J. A. T. The Body: A Study in Pauline Theology. SBT 5. London: SCM, 1952.

Yorke, Gosnell L. O. R. The Church as One Body in Christ in the Pauline Corpus. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1991


Poderes espirituais e principados:

Arnold, Clinton E. Ephesians: Power and Magic; The Concept of Power in Ephesians in Light of Its Historical Setting. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1992 [1989].

Caird, G. B. Principalities and Powers: A Study in Pauline Theology. Oxford: Clarendon, 1956.

Carr, Wesley. Angels and Principalities: The Background, Meaning, and Development of the Pauline Phrase hai archai kai hai exousiai. SNTSMS 42. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Schlier, Heinrich. Principalities and Powers in the New Testament. New York:

Herder & Herder, 1961.

Wink, Walter. Naming the Powers: The Language of Power in the New Testament. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984.



Beattie, Gillian. Women and Marriage in Paul and His Early Interpreters. JSNTSup 296. London: T&T Clark, 2005. Pages 65–82.

Miletic, Stephen Francis. “One Flesh”—Eph. 5.22–24, 5.31: Marriage and the New Creation. AnBib 115. Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 1988.

Sampley, J. Paul. “And the Two Shall Become One Flesh”: A Study of Traditions in Ephesians 5:21–33. SNTSMS 16. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1971.


Outras obras.

Allan, J. A., ‘The “In Christ” Formula in Ephesians’, NTS 5 (1958-59), 54-62.

Allen, T. G., ‘Exaltation and Solidarity with Christ: Ephesians 1:20 and 2:6’, JSNT 28 (1986), 103-20.

Arnold, C. E., Ephesians: Power and Magic: The Concept of Power in Ephesians in Light of Its Historical Setting (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989).

Aune, D. E., The New Testament in Its Literary Environment (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1987).

Aune, D. E., Prophecy in Early Christianity and the Ancient Mediterranean World (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983).

Barth, Markus. The Broken Wall: A Study of the Epistle to the Ephesians. Chicago: Judson, 1959.

Bockmuehl, Markus N. A. Revelation and Mystery in Ancient Judaism and Pauline Christianity. WUNT 36. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1990.

Brannon, M. Jeff,  “The Heavenlies” in Ephesians: A Lexical, Exegetical, and Conceptual Analysis

Caragounis, C. C., The Ephesian Mysterion: Meaning and Content (Lund: Gleerup, 1977).

Carr, W., Angels and Principalities: The Background, Meaning and Development of the Pauline Phrase hai archai kai hai exousiai (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981).

Carson, D. A., A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992).

Carson, D. A., D. J. Moo, and L. Morris, An Introduction to the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992).

Cozart, Richard M. This Present Triumph: An Investigation into the Significance of the Promise of a New Exodus of Israel in the Letter to the Ephesians

Fee, G. D., God’s Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1994).

Hanson, Stig. The Unity of the Church in the New Testament: Colossians and Ephesians. ASNU 14. Uppsala: Almquist & Wiksell, 1946.

Harris, W. H., The Descent of Christ: Ephesians 4:7-11 and Traditional Hebrew Imagery (Leiden: Brill, 1996).

Harris, W. H., ‘ “The Heavenlies” Reconsidered: Οὐρανός and Ἐπουράνιος in Ephesians’, BSac 148 (1991), 72-89.

Kreitzer, L. J. Hieropolis in the Heavens: Studies in the Letter to the Ephesians. LNTS 368. New York: T&T Clark, 2007.

Lincoln, A. T., Paradise Now and Not Yet: Studies in the Role of the Heavenly Dimension in Paul’s Thought with Special Reference to Eschatology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981).

Lincoln, A. T., ‘A Re-Examination of “The Heavenlies” in Ephesians’, NTS 19 (1972-73), 468-83.

Lincoln, A. T., ‘The Use of the OT in Ephesians’, JSNT 14 (1982), 16-57.

Moritz, T., A Profound Mystery: The Use of the Old Testament in Ephesians (Leiden: Brill, 1996).

Stirling, Andrew Mark,  Transformation and growth: the Davidic Temple Builder in Ephesians

Suh, Robert T., The use of Ezekiel 37 in Ephesians 2.

Tantiono, Paulus T. Speaking the Truth in Christ : An Exegetico-Theological Study of Galatians 4.12–20 and Ephesians 4.12–16. TGST 164. Rome: Editrice Pontificia Università Gregoriana, 2008.

TET-LIM N. YEE, Jews, Gentiles and Ethnic Reconciliation: Paul’s Jewish Identity and Ephesians

Yoder-Neufeld, Thomas, Put on the Armour of God: The Divine Warrior from Isaiah to Ephesians



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