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48), and in the Thessalonian church whose members ive u p wor k (c . 50). The successor s of th e Jerusale m Christians calle d themselve s bionites ('Poor'), and told Epiphanius that this derived from thei r fathers' practice in Acts 2 (Pan. 4). Th e Epistl e o f James (cf . also Bauckha m below ) seem s t o b e written fo r a communit y in acut e poverty, perhap s arising fro m th e sam e cause; its unfortunate recip e is more faith an a prayer. f 31 A V I S I O N FO R TH E C H U R C H BIBLIOGRAPHY There are several short outlines of Matthew s theology available: Ulrich Luz , Th e Theology o f th e Gospel o f Matthew.
5f) . The ide a tha t ordinar y Christian converts were expected to go off in pairs and conduct thei r own private mission is a chimera, at least in th e 705 . 42; John Mark , Acts 13). But there is n o evidenc e o f widesprea d privat e missions . Th e suspicion s o f th e Didachist a century late r begi n with doubt s ove r the visiting preacher s [Pauline] orthodoxy (Did. i), and the passage should b e understood as an instruction t o Pauline pastors to resist Jerusalem emissaries. 1—3) . Something similar is probably true over the thorny question of possessions.