Paul And The Anatomy Of Apostolic Authority

Paul And The Anatomy Of Apostolic Authority

by John Howard Schutz


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John Howard Schutz's milestone analysis of Paul's authority shaped a generation of thought about Paul. This insightful work continues to be relevant to Pauline scholarship.

The New Testament Library offers authoritative commentary on every book and major aspect of the New Testament, as well as classic volumes of scholarship. The commentaries in this series provide fresh translations based on the best available ancient manuscripts, offer critical portrayals of the historical world in which the books were created, pay careful attention to their literary design, and present a theologically perceptive exposition of the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664228125
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 04/19/2007
Series: New Testament Library Series
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Howard Schutz has taught New Testament at University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Author's Preface     xi
Introduction   Wayne A. Meeks     xiii
Abbreviations     xxv
Authority and Legitimacy     1
Introduction     1
Apostolic Authority and Apostolic Legitimacy     4
What Is Authority?     9
Authority and Legitimacy     15
Sanctity, Change and Social Order     16
Conclusion     21
Apostolic Authority in Retrospect     22
The Gospel, the Kerygma and the Apostle     35
The Apostle and the Gospel     35
The Problem of Content     53
Appendix     78
The Gospel and Tradition: I Cor. 15     84
Tradition, Gospel and the Apostolic Ego: Gal. 1 and 2     114
The Prescript, Gal. 1: 1-5     114
The Normative Character of the Gospel, Gal. 1: 6-9     116
The Opponents in the Galatian Churches     124
Gal. 1: 10-12     128
'Revelation'     131
Gal. 1: 13-17     133
Gal. 1: 18-2: 10     136
Gal. 2: 11-21     150
The Normative Character of the Gospel: Philippians and II Corinthians     159
Introduction     159
Philippians 1: 15f.     161
II Cor. 2: 14-7: 4 and chs. 10-13     165
The Cross as a Symbol of Power: I Cor. 1: 10-4: 21     187
The Rhetoric of Apostolic Authority     204
The Apostolic Task     205
The Apostle and Christ     205
Building Up     224
The Imitation of Paul and of Christ     226
Conclusions     232
The Shape of Apostolic Authority     232
Paul's Apostolic Boast     233
The Apostle's Weakness and Power     238
Charisma and Control: The Sociology of Apostolic Authority     249
Introduction     249
The Apostle as a Charismatic     252
Charisma and Authority     259
Charisma and Social Organization     264
Conclusions     278
Conclusion     281
Bibliography     287
Index of passages cited     297
Index of modern authors     303
Index of subjects     306

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