Patterns of Ministry among the First Christians: Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged

Patterns of Ministry among the First Christians: Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged

by Kevin Giles


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620329559
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 07/14/2017
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Kevin Giles is an Australian-ordained Anglican minister who was in parish ministry for over forty years. He has published on the doctrine of the church, church health, the leadership of the church, Lucan theology, women in leadership, and the Trinity. He is married to Lynley, a marriage counselor. They have four married children and eleven grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations vi

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Introduction: Premises, Aims, Sources 1

Chapter 2 It All Begins with Jesus 18

Excursus: Jesus and Women 26

Chapter 3 Paul 33

Chapter 4 Bishops: From House-Church Leaders to Prelates 52

Excursus: How Can We Explain Ignatius? 71

Excursus: Alistair Stewart, The Original Bishops 75

Chapter 5 All Christians are Deacons/Servants/Ministers, Yet Only Some are Distinctively Called "Deacons" 78

Excursus: The Term and the Concept, "Office" 94

Chapter 6 Elders: From Communal Leaders in the Plural to Congregational Leaders in the Singular called "Priests" 96

Excursus: Alastair Campbell, The Elders 122

Chapter 7 Apostles and Apostleship Before and After Paul 127

Chapter 8 Prophets and Prophesying 149

Chapter 9 Teachers and Teaching in Church 174

Excursus: "I Permit No Woman to Teach" 1 Timothy 2:12 195

Chapter 10 Ordination 217

Bibliography 237

Subject Index 247

Scripture Index 251

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