Bible Study

Leadership Succession in the World of the Pauline Circle by Perry L. Stepp

By Perry L. Stepp

Seeing that New testomony instances, the dialogue of management succession within the church has regularly been polemical. yet what the recent testomony, in particular within the Pastoral Epistles, capacity in conversing of succession merits a extra sober research within the mild of the literary culture approximately succession within the historical Mediterranean global. How is succession truly depicted in Graeco-Roman texts and in Jewish and early Christian texts of that international? This publication undertakes, for the 1st time, a thoroughgoing research of the facts, deftly laying out the information from quite a lot of Greek and Roman writers. The query then turns into how the early readers of the hot testomony, conditioned through previous wisdom of such epistolary and different literary conventions, might have interpreted Paul's courting along with his delegates like Timothy and Titus, and the way they might have conceived the ministry portrayed within the Pastorals as passing from a pacesetter to a successor. Stepp's research has very important implications either for our realizing of the traditional Mediterranean global and for our conceptions of ordination and ministry within the New testomony.

Show description

Read or Download Leadership Succession in the World of the Pauline Circle PDF

Similar bible study books

The Word of God in English: Criteria for Excellence in Bible Translation

Used to be a watch opener for someone now not conversant in HOW bibles are translated. the details may be placed into 3 different types. 1. Translating the concept that the writer meant "Dynamic equivalence" (subjective). 2. Translating the phrases to the simplest similar phrases of the interpretation "Literal equivalence" (objective yet may possibly require considering) three.

King James Bible: 400th Anniversary edition of the book that changed the world

This King James Bible is an accredited, fine quality e-book, released to mark the four-hundredth anniversary of the publication that actually replaced the area. in addition to maintaining the relied on King James textual content, this publication is trustworthy and hassle-free. Its many useful positive aspects include:- desk of contents for locating e-book, bankruptcy and verse- seek instrument for locating particular passages utilizing keyword phrases- Cross-referenced footnotes all through- British textual content and adjustable font sizes for simple clarity- instruments for highlighting, bookmarking, and writing notes

Violence, Utopia and the Kingdom of God: Fantasy and Ideology in the Bible

This debatable booklet explores the presence of the wonderful in Biblical and similar texts, and the effect of Biblical traditions on modern fable writing, cinema, song and paintings. The individuals practice a number of severe recommendations and strategies from the sector of myth experiences, together with the theories of Tolkien, Todorov, Rosemary Jackson and Jack Zipes, to Biblical texts and problem theological suppositions in regards to the texts which take safe haven in technology or historiography.

Additional resources for Leadership Succession in the World of the Pauline Circle

Sample text

Here, succession of leadership/rule serves three functions. First, it promotes stability by ensuring continuity of possession. Second, it ensures continuity of manner, by ensuring that the predecessor(s) and successor(s) approach characteristic tasks with the same attitude, in the same manner. Third, succession ensures continuity of effect—those who are in power are able to continue using their power to benefit themselves. Figure 7 (opposite) illustrates the central exchanges in this succession.

He believes that he has himself ruled well and benevolently, and seeks a successor whom he believes will rule in the same way. Here, succession serves to ensure continuity of manner of rule (from Augustus’s perspective) and continuity of effect (from the people’s perspective, assuming as Augustus did that they felt they were being ruled well). I can map the exchanges in the passage thus: 22. W. Rich, The Augustan Settlement: Roman History 53–59/ Cassius Dio (Warminster: Aris & Phillips, 1990). 23.

Second: If the authorial audience would have inferred succession in a relationship, how does that succession function? What would they have understood that succession to achieve for the people involved in the succession and for the people around it? Prima facie, the Pastoral Epistles are letters from Paul to Timothy and Titus, young missionaries who were engaged in work Paul had assigned to them. All three letters center on the importance of safeguarding the integrity of the Church’s teaching, although they emphasize different aspects and prescribe different actions with regard to that teaching.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.52 of 5 – based on 15 votes