The discussion of the text is clear and helpful. In both past and present, Paul's influence on the Christian church can hardly be overestimated. This focused look at women in the household context discusses the importance of issues of space and visibility in shaping the lives of early Christian women. She claims that development can be traced since we have not only letters from Paul himself, but also the Pastoral epistles from the beginning of the second century, as well as Ephesians and Colossians, writings which are characteristic of the ambiguous period following the disappearance of the earliest authorities. Francis Xaxier University - 2003 University Research Publication Award St. Francis Xaxier University - 1997 University Research Publication Award St.
She claims that development can be traced since we have not only letters from Paul himself, but also the Pastoral epistles from the beginning of the second century, as well as Ephesians and Colossians, writings which are characteristic of the ambiguous period following the disappearance of the earliest authorities. Francis Xaxier University - 2011 University Research Publication Award St. The focus of the present discussion is in the early decades and centuries of Christianity, a time when the memory and legacy of Paul came to serve varied and often competing interests in the emerging church. Author by : Andrew D. This collection of classic and new essays charts the history of the scholarly quest for the Corinthian church from F. They would have heard sound doctrine taught. Francis Xavier University Nova Scotia, Canada.
This commentary is essentially a reprint of a 2000 edition. Believing the apostolic conference at Jerusalem to be a watershed event, Phillips draws conclusions that help contemporary readers get a more accurate picture of Paul. It supplies a range and richness of information about the early church that is unparalleled by any other New Testament document. We read numerous details of Paul's life and relationships in the Book of Acts and we also find an additional set of details about Paul's activities in his letters. MacDonald observes that a person addressed as a child might be a freeborn person who comes to worship with his or her spiritual father, who could be freeborn, freed, or slave; he or she could also be the child of a slave brought to worship by a freeborn master. In the houses of leading women, they were taught doctrines and household management.
She is a regular blogger at Engage, Bible. Author by : Barclay Language : en Publisher by : Wm. The book includes a general bibliography pp. Category: Bible Author : Benjamin L. What is virtually indisputable in this process is that Paul, during his lifetime and after, played a critical role in making Christianity what it was to become.
Several aspects of women's everyday existence are investigated, including the lives of wives, widows, women with children, female slaves, women as patrons, household leaders, and teachers. Whether we think in terms of the reception of Paul's theology, or the ongoing legacy of Paul, or early Christian reinterpretation of his letters, the questions persist: what did the early church do with Paul's memory? Written by biblical scholars, historians, theologians, and authorities on Welsh culture, the papers gather around the central theme of the Bible: its interpretation and exegesis and its place in hymns as well as in the visual culture of Welsh Presbyterianism, in theological colleges, and in theological reflection and construction. Category: Religion Author : Alan P. In the end, all four models are helpful and no one model is adequate to explain all the aspects of each Pauline church. Description: x, 286 pages ; 22 cm. About the Author: Carolyn Osiek is Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School Fort Worth, Texas.
The chapter explains how the reinforcement of the authority of Paul's fellow workers in the disputed Pauline epistles has been central to theoretical constructs of a Pauline school and pays particular attention to the comparison between the Pauline school and philosophical schools in the ancient world. Yet who was this passionate missionary who carried the message of Christ throughout the Mediterranean world? Francis Xaxier University - 2010 University Research Publication Award St. Children, including those of slaves, are elevated. However, its format and its focus on the interpretation of the text make it useful for a much broader readership. Ascough devotes a chapter to each model and to the authors who use it to understand Pauline churches.
She does so by reminding readers that children were ever-present in gatherings large and small, and slave children shared living space with free. The relationship between eschatology and the interest in Paul's martyrdom which has emerged in recent scholarship on 2 Timothy is examined. Gerald Downing explores the teachings of Paul, arguing that the development of Paul's preaching and of the Pauline Church owed a great deal to the views of the vagabond Cynic philosophers, critics of the gods and of the ethos of civic society. Francis Xaxier University - 1998 University Research Publication Award St. Certainly, the children would not have been sequestered. Even as Christianity, at the dawn of its third millennium, has become increasingly global and traditions have come to develop and intersect in new and complex ways, Paul's place in the story of Christianity remains deeply rooted in the church's theology, worship, and pastoral life.
Being unable to read, for the most part, the common person would have memorized psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, the content of which included Scripture, ethics, doctrine, and even household order. For biblical scholars the research has especially concentrated on what the use of such codes reveals about early Christian treatment of marriage, women, and slavery. This approach has led her to research areas such as ritual and rites of initiation p. She also does not even hint at the possibility that the author of the epistles in question might be addressing problems in their teaching. Often information is gleaned from modern cultures that are seen as similar to the ancients in certain ways e. Several aspects of women's everyday existence are investigated, including the lives of wives, widows, women with children, female slaves, women as patrons, household leaders, and teachers.