Heralds and Community: An Enquiry into Paul's Conception of Mission and Its Indebtedness to the Jesus-Tradition

August 14, 2016|
Heralds and Community: An Enquiry into Paul's Conception of Mission and Its Indebtedness to the Jesus-Tradition by Bo Young Kang
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This book is part of the ongoing debate about Paul’s understanding of the relationship between his own mission and the church’s. While this study endorses some previous scholarship on Paul’s silence about the church’s proactive evangelism in his letters, it argues that explanations for such silence cannot be adequately made from exegetical conclusions on related texts alone. Rather, this study suggests that constructing a plausible conception of mission as understood by Paul, influenced by the impact of the Jesus-tradition and Jewish restoration eschatology, is essential for explaining Paul’s thinking. Dr Kang proposes that Paul’s silence regarding congregational evangelism is due to his unique two-pronged conception of mission – one being the event of eschatological heralds, the other being the event of eschatological community.

BO YOUNG KANG holds a PhD in New Testament Studies from Trinity College, Bristol, UK and is an assistant professor at Juan International University, South Korea, teaching courses on New Testament and Mission Studies. He is involved in church ministry as a cooperative pastor at a local Presbyterian church in Seoul. Bo Young is married t...
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Title:Heralds and Community: An Enquiry into Paul's Conception of Mission and Its Indebtedness to the Jes...Format:PaperbackDimensions:422 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.86 inPublished:August 14, 2016Publisher:Langham Partnership InternationalLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1783689013

ISBN - 13:9781783689019

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