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Bibil Identifier bibil:213785
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Leadership Succession in the World of the Pauline Circle
Author Stepp, Perry L.
Series New Testament Monographs (Volume: 5)
Year (Publication) 2005
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2005
Year (Copyright) 2005
Year (Reference) 2005
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature à définir
Publishing house Sheffield Phoenix Press
Place Sheffield
ISBN 1-905038-73-4
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xvi Pages
227 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Since New Testament times, the discussion of leadership succession in the church has always been polemical. But what the New Testament, especially in the Pastoral Epistles, means in speaking of succession deserves a more sober investigation in the light of the literary tradition about succession in the ancient Mediterranean world. How is succession actually depicted in Graeco-Roman texts and in Jewish and early Christian texts of that world? This book undertakes, for the first time, a thoroughgoing analysis of the evidence, deftly laying out the data from a wide range of Greek and Roman writers. The question then becomes how the early readers of the New Testament, conditioned by prior knowledge of such epistolary and other literary conventions, would have interpreted Paul’s relationship with his delegates like Timothy and Titus, and how they would have conceived the ministry portrayed in the Pastorals as passing from a leader to a successor. Stepp's study has important implications both for our understanding of the ancient Mediterranean world and for our conceptions of ordination and ministry in the New Testament.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Pastoral Epistles
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Succession
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