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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783680634
Publisher: Langham Creative Projects
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 422
File size: 697 KB

About the Author

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 to Kyoungmi who was formerly an art teacher, and they have two teenage children, Sungeun and Dongwoo.

Table of Contents

Abstract Acknowledgements Abbreviations Chapter 1 General Introduction Chapter 2 Silence or Non-Silence? An Exegetical Study of Pauline Texts Having Possible Relevance to the Church's Proactive Verbal Proclamationof the Gospel Chapter 3 Heralds and Community: Paul's Conceptualization of Mission as a Bifurcated Eschatological Event Chapter 4 Paul's Mission-Conception of the Eschatological Heralds and the Jesus-Tradition Chapter 5 Paul's Mission-Conception of the Eschatological Community and the Jesus-Tradition Chapter 6 Summary and Conclusions Appendix A Paul's Conception of Universal Evangelism? Appendix B The Origin of the Pauline (or Christian) Apostolate Appendix C The Scope of Apostles in Paul's Thought Bibliography Scripture Index Author Index

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