Pastoral Ministry according to Paul: A Biblical Vision [NOOK Book]

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What is the ultimate purpose of pastoral ministry? What emphases and priorities should take precedence? In the day-to-day emphasis on various pastoral roles and pragmatic concerns, what can sometimes get lost is the theological foundation for understanding pastoral ministry.

James Thompson is a New Testament scholar with a concern for relating biblical studies to practical ministry. Here he does a careful study of several of Paul's epistles in...
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Pastoral Ministry according to Paul: A Biblical Vision

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Overview

What is the ultimate purpose of pastoral ministry? What emphases and priorities should take precedence? In the day-to-day emphasis on various pastoral roles and pragmatic concerns, what can sometimes get lost is the theological foundation for understanding pastoral ministry.

James Thompson is a New Testament scholar with a concern for relating biblical studies to practical ministry. Here he does a careful study of several of Paul's epistles in order to see what Paul's vision and purpose were for his own ministry. He finds that Paul's aim was an ethical transformation of the communities (not just individuals) with which he worked, so that they would live lives worthy of the gospel until Christ's return. Using this as a framework, Thompson offers suggestions for practical application to contemporary ministry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441205896
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 174
  • Sales rank: 1,305,176
  • File size: 966 KB

Meet the Author

James W. Thompson (PhD, Vanderbilt University) is the Robert and Kay Onstead Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies and associate dean of the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. He is the editor of Restoration Quarterly and the author of numerous books, including Moral Formation according to Paul, Pastoral Ministry according to Paul, Preaching like Paul, and Hebrews in Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament.
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Table of Contents

1 Discovering a Pauline pastoral theology 7
2 Blameless at his coming : Paul's pastoral vision in Philippians and 1 Thessalonians 31
3 Living between the times : Pauline anthropology and the problem of transformation in Galatians 61
4 Romans as pastoral theology 85
5 Building the community : pastoral theology as community formation in the Corinthian letters 119
Conclusion : transformation and pastoral theology 149
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