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Bibil Identifier bibil:212711
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Conflict as Context for Defining Identity
Title (English, ) A Study of Apostleship in the Galatian and Corinthian Letters
Author Taylor, N.H.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 59, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2003
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2003
Year (Copyright) 2003
Year (Reference) 2003
Language English
Pages 915-945 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines ways in which Paul defined the notion of apostleship in the course of conflict with rival authority claimants in the early Church. In Galatians Paul defines and asserts his apostolic self-identity in order to regain the oversight of the Galatian churches which he had previously exercised as an apostle of the church of Antioch. In 2 Corinthians Paul asserts his authority as church founder against rivals who recognise no territorial jurisdiction. No common agenda, theological position, or conception of apostleship can be identified. Rather, rival authority claimants based their legitimacy on different criteria in different situations.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Galatians
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Letters to the Corinthians : 2 Corinthians
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Apostle
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