(the bust to the left is of Epictetus, one of my favorite Stoics and a close contemporary of Paul)
I know there has been a lot of work on Paul and Stoicism from Troels Engberg-Pederson and a few other monographs comparing Stoic thought to Romans and the "Body of Christ" metaphor. But I've yet to see anything that explicitly compares and contrasts Colossians to early/middle Stoic literature.
It would seem to me that Colossians would be a very helpful point of comparison. Does anyone know of work or a person comparing the two? I'm pretty ignorant of Colossians scholarship since it's never been a major research interest of mine, so perhaps I'm just really late to a party that's already over, but I thought I would check.