Paul the Ancient Letter Writer

Paul the Ancient Letter Writer
Author: Jeffrey A. D. Weima
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN: 1493405799
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul the Ancient Letter Writer Book Excerpt:

This clear and user-friendly introduction to the interpretive method called "epistolary analysis" shows how focusing on the form and function of Paul's letters yields valuable insights into the apostle's purpose and meaning. The author helps readers interpret Paul's letters properly by paying close attention to the apostle's use of ancient letter-writing conventions. Paul is an extremely skilled letter writer who deliberately adapts or expands traditional epistolary forms so that his persuasive purposes are enhanced. This is an ideal supplemental textbook for courses on Paul or the New Testament. It contains numerous analyses of key Pauline texts, including a final chapter analyzing the apostle's Letter to Philemon as a "test case" to demonstrate the benefits of this interpretive approach.

Paul and the Ancient Letter Form

Paul and the Ancient Letter Form
Author: Stanley E. Porter,Sean A. Adams
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9004181636
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul and the Ancient Letter Form Book Excerpt:

Throughout the last century, there has been continuous study of Paul as a writer of letters. Although this fact was acknowledged by previous generations of scholars, it was during the twentieth century that the study of ancient letter-writing practices came to the fore and began to be applied to the study of the letters of the New Testament. This volume seeks to advance the discussion of Paul's relationship to Greek epistolary traditions by evaluating the nature of ancient letters as well as the individual letter components. These features are evaluated alongside Paul's letters to better understand Paul's use and adaptations of these traditions in order to meet his communicative needs.

Paul and Ancient Rhetoric

Paul and Ancient Rhetoric
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1107073790
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul and Ancient Rhetoric Book Excerpt:

A Theology of Paul and His Letters

A Theology of Paul and His Letters
Author: Douglas J. Moo
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN: 0310128501
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Theology of Paul and His Letters Book Excerpt:

A landmark study of the apostle's writings by one of the world's leading Pauline scholars This highly anticipated volume gives pastors, scholars, and all serious students of the New Testament exactly what they need for in-depth study and engagement with one of Christian history's most formative thinkers and writers. A Theology of Paul and His Letters is a landmark study of the apostle's writings by one of the world's leading Pauline scholars Douglas J. Moo. Fifteen years in the making, this groundbreaking work is organized into three major sections: Part 1 provides an overview of the issues involved in doing biblical theology in general and a Pauline theology in particular. Here Moo also sets out the methodological issues, formative influences, and conceptual categories of Paul's thought. Part 2 moves on to Paul's New Testament writings, where Moo describes each Pauline letter with particular relevance to its theology. Part 3 offers a masterful synthesis of Paul’s theology under the overarching theme of the gift of the new realm in Christ. Engaging, insightful, and wise, this substantive, evangelical treatment of Paul's theology offers extensive engagement with the latest Pauline scholarship without sacrificing its readability. This volume brings insights from over thirty years of experience studying, teaching, and writing about Paul into one comprehensive guide that will serve readers as a go-to resource for decades to come. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Biblical Theology of the New Testament (BTNT) series provides upper college and seminary-level textbooks for students of New Testament theology, interpretation, and exegesis. Pastors and discerning theology readers alike will also benefit from this series. Written at the highest level of academic excellence by recognized experts in the field, the BTNT series not only offers a comprehensive exploration of the theology of every book of the New Testament, including introductory issues and major themes, but also shows how each book relates to the broad picture of New Testament Theology.

The Letters of Paul

The Letters of Paul
Author: Calvin J. Roetzel
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0664233929
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Letters of Paul Book Excerpt:

This 5th edition has been updated the reflect developments in the scholarship since 1998. It is an introduction to St. Paul and his writings, aimed at students.

Wise Church

Wise Church
Author: Scot McKnight,Daniel J. Hanlon
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 1725294087
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wise Church Book Excerpt:

"Wise Church is about rethinking church cultures so they become more of a wisdom culture. The topics vary as widely as church life itself: letter writing as pastoral care, the work life of congregants, evangelism, music, church economics, spiritual formation as the pursuit of wisdom, racial justice, marriage, learning how to teach like Jesus, gospeling like the apostles, and the wise use of social media. These studies are by pastors and scholars pondering wisdom, but more than that, they are pondering the life we all live in a wise way. We and our churches need wisdom, not simply because we live in an ever-changing world, but because the God we worship is himself wise. Wise church cultures reflect the wisdom of God back into the world, a world looking for wisdom." With contributions from: Jeff Bannman Jeremy Berg Brandon Evans Pete Goodman David Johnston Ernest F. Ledbetter III Julie Murdock Joshua Little John M. Phelps Ivan Ramirez Bill D. Shiell

Galatians

Galatians
Author: Craig S. Keener
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN: 1108426816
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Galatians Book Excerpt:

Drawing on a range of ancient background, this commentary makes Galatians easier to understand today.

Apostle of the Crucified Lord

Apostle of the Crucified Lord
Author: Gorman, Michael
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 707
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0802874282
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apostle of the Crucified Lord Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive, widely used text by Michael Gorman presents a theologically focused, historically grounded interpretation of the apostle Paul and raises significant questions for engaging Paul today. After providing substantial background information on Paul's world, career, letters, gospel, spirituality, and theology, Gorman covers in full detail each of the thirteen Pauline epistles. Enhancing the text are questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter as well as numerous photos, maps, and tables throughout. The new introduction in this second edition helpfully situates the book within current approaches to Paul. Gorman also brings the conversation up-to-date with major recent developments in Pauline studies and devotes greater attention to themes of participation, transformation, resurrection, justice, and peace. --Publisher's description.

Paul the Letter writer and the Second Letter to Timothy

Paul the Letter writer and the Second Letter to Timothy
Author: Michael Prior
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1989-01-01
ISBN: 1850751471
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul the Letter writer and the Second Letter to Timothy Book Excerpt:

This study argues for new perspectives on the letters of Paul, especially the Second Letter to Timothy. It examines striking aspects of Paul's letters, especially the fact that many of them are co-authored, that six of them acknowledge that a secretary has penned the letter, and that 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy and Titus are the only ones addressed to individuals. It investigates the implications of these facts for the concept of Pauline authorship. Prior maintains that the received arguments, statistical as well as literary, which exclude 2 Timothy from the influence of Paul, are less than convincing. The author suggests an original reading of 2 Timothy arguing it was composed by Paul towards the end of his first Roman imprisonment. Contrary to all interpretations of the letter which argue that Paul was about to be martyred, Prior claims that Paul was confident that he would be released, and was assembling a mission team to bring his proclamation of the Gospel to a completion. Timothy's courage and missionary zeal needed rekindling, for he and Mark were to be key figures in this new team.

T T Clark Handbook to the Historical Paul

T T Clark Handbook to the Historical Paul
Author: Ryan S. Schellenberg,Heidi Wendt
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2022-05-05
ISBN: 0567691977
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T T Clark Handbook to the Historical Paul Book Excerpt:

The T&T Clark Handbook to the Historical Paul gathers leading voices on various aspects of Paul's biography into a thorough reconsideration of him as a historical figure. The contributors show how recent trends in Pauline scholarship have invited new questions about a variety of topics, including his social location, his mode of subsistence, his cultural formation, his place within Judaism, his religious experience and practice, and his affinities with other religious actors of the Roman world. Through careful attention to biographical detail, social context, and historical method, it seeks to describe him as a contextually plausible social actor. The volume is structured in three parts. Part One introduces sources, methods, and historiographical approaches, surveying the foundational texts for Paul and the early Pauline tradition. Part Two examines key biographical questions pertaining to Paul's bodily comportment, the material aspects of his career, and his religious activities. Part Three reconstructs the biographical portraits of Paul that emerge from the letters associated with him, presenting a series of “micro-biographies” pieced together by leading Pauline scholars.

An Introduction to the Study of Paul

An Introduction to the Study of Paul
Author: David G. Horrell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-02-26
ISBN: 0567656276
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Study of Paul Book Excerpt:

This tried and tested introduction to Paul needs little introduction of its own. After considering Paul's importance and influence, and the important sources for the study of Paul, the volume covers the following key topics: the earliest period of Christianity - from Jesus to Paul; Paul's life before and after his 'conversion'; his individual letters; the major elements of his theology; his attitude to Israel and the Jewish law; perspectives on the Pauline assemblies, including their socio-economic location, meeting places, and attitudes towards women; and Paul's legacy in the New Testament and beyond. The volume has been revised throughout and fully updated with respect to bibliography, and to presenting the latest debates surrounding Paul's thought in a manageable format - including those around 'old' and 'new' perspectives, with a new section on the 'radical' new Jewish perspective, and those related to the socio-economic status and character of the Pauline assemblies. The helpful study questions and reading lists have also been revised.

Ancient Letters and the Purpose of Romans

Ancient Letters and the Purpose of Romans
Author: Aaron Ricker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN: 0567693996
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Letters and the Purpose of Romans Book Excerpt:

Aaron Ricker locates the purpose of Romans in its function as a tool of community identity definition. Ricker employs a comparative analysis of the ways in which community identity definition is performed in first-century association culture, including several ancient network letters comparable to Romans. Ricker's examination of the community advice found in Rom 12-15 reveals in this new context an ancient example of the ways in which an inscribed addressee community can be invited in a letter to see and comport itself as a “proper” association network community. The ideal community addressed in the letter to the Romans is defined as properly unified and orderly, as well accommodating to – and clearly distinct from – cultures “outside.” Finally, it is defined as linked to a proper network with recognised leadership (i.e., the inscribed Paul of the letter and his network). Paul's letter to the Romans is in many ways a baffling and extraordinary document. In terms of its community-defining functions and strategies, however, Ricker shows its purpose to be perfectly clear and understandable.

Register Variation in the New Testament Petrine Texts

Register Variation in the New Testament Petrine Texts
Author: Chiaen Liu
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2022-02-07
ISBN: 900450673X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Register Variation in the New Testament Petrine Texts Book Excerpt:

This book examines the nature of the early church from a Petrine perspective, employing an analysis of register to implement a more synthetic study of relevant texts in the New Testament.

An Introduction to the New Testament

An Introduction to the New Testament
Author: David A. deSilva
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN: 0830874003
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the New Testament Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive New Testament introduction not only outlines historical, social, cultural, and rhetorical contexts, but it also points students preparing for ministry to relevant facets of biblical interpretation. Brimming with maps, photos, points of interest, and aids to learning, this beautiful, full-color second edition of an established textbook is the first choice for those who want to integrate scholarship and ministry.

A Prolegomenon to the Study of Paul

A Prolegomenon to the Study of Paul
Author: Patrick Hart
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 9004428526
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Prolegomenon to the Study of Paul Book Excerpt:

A Prolegomenon to the Study of Paul examines foundational assumptions that ground all interpretations of the apostle Paul. This examination touches on several topics, invoking issues pertaining to truth, hermeneutics, canonicity, historiography, pseudonymity, literary genres, and authority.

Paul s Large Letters

Paul s Large Letters
Author: Steve Reece
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 0567669076
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul s Large Letters Book Excerpt:

At the end of several of his letters the apostle Paul claims to be penning a summary and farewell greeting in his own hand: 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Philemon, cf. Colossians, 2 Thessalonians. Paul's claims raise some interesting questions about his letter-writing practices. Did he write any complete letters himself, or did he always dictate to a scribe? How much did his scribes contribute to the composition of his letters? Did Paul make the effort to proofread and correct what he had dictated? What was the purpose of Paul's autographic subscriptions? What was Paul's purpose in calling attention to their autographic nature? Why did Paul write in large letters in the subscription of his letter to the Galatians? Why did he call attention to this peculiarity of his handwriting? A good source of answers to these questions can be found among the primary documents that have survived from around the time of Paul, a large number of which have been discovered over the past two centuries and in fact continue to be discovered to this day. From around the time of Paul there are extant several dozen letters from the caves and refuges in the desert of eastern Judaea (in Hebrew, Aramaic, Nabataean, Greek, and Latin), several hundred from the remains of a Roman military camp in Vindolanda in northern England (in Latin), and several thousand from the sands of Middle and Upper Egypt (in Greek, Latin, and Egyptian Demotic). Reece has examined almost all these documents, many of them unpublished and rarely read, with special attention to their handwriting styles, in order to shed some light on these technical aspects of Paul's letter-writing conventions.

History Biography and the Genre of Luke Acts

History  Biography  and the Genre of Luke Acts
Author: Andrew W. Pitts
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 9004406549
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History Biography and the Genre of Luke Acts Book Excerpt:

Most studies of the genre of Luke-Acts underestimate the role of literary divergence in genre analysis. This monograph will show how attention to literary divergence may bring resolution to the increasingly complex discussions of the genre(s) of Luke-Acts.

Pastor Paul Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic

Pastor Paul  Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic
Author: Scot McKnight
Publsiher: Brazos Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 149342002X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pastor Paul Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic Book Excerpt:

Being a pastor is a complicated calling. Pastors are often pulled in multiple directions and must "become all things to all people" (1 Cor. 9:22). What does the New Testament say (or not say) about the pastoral calling? And what can we learn about it from the apostle Paul? According to popular New Testament scholar Scot McKnight, pastoring must begin first and foremost with spiritual formation, which plays a vital role in the life and ministry of the pastor. As leaders, pastors both create and nurture culture in a church. The biblical vision for that culture is Christoformity, or Christlikeness. Grounding pastoral ministry in the pastoral praxis of the apostle Paul, McKnight shows that nurturing Christoformity was at the heart of the Pauline mission. The pastor's central calling, then, is to mediate Christ in everything. McKnight explores seven dimensions that illustrate this concept--friendship, siblings, generosity, storytelling, witness, subverting the world, and wisdom--as he calls pastors to be conformed to Christ and to nurture a culture of Christoformity in their churches.

Holding Forth the Word of Life

Holding Forth the Word of Life
Author: John de Jong,Csilla Saysell
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2020-04-09
ISBN: 1725258781
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holding Forth the Word of Life Book Excerpt:

Holding Forth the Word of Life is a collection of essays offered to honor Tim Meadowcroft on his retirement from Laidlaw College. An international authority on Daniel, over the last twenty-five years Tim has established himself as one of New Zealand's leading biblical scholars. While specializing in Old Testament, Tim has taught and published in New Testament as well as hermeneutics and theological interpretation of Scripture. Beyond academic work he has also remained committed to the church and its voice in wider society. This collection of essays, written by leading scholars from New Zealand and beyond, covers all of these areas--Old Testament, New Testament, intertestamental texts, hermeneutics, theological interpretation of Scripture, reception history, and theological reflection on pressing issues facing society.

Paul

Paul
Author: Oda Wischmeyer
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN: 0567630919
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul Book Excerpt: