Did Paul urge Christians to engage in mission? What would that have meant in his setting? What should the church be doing now? This essential study examines Paul's letter to the Philippians in its ancient Jewish context, making a convincing case that Paul expected churches to continue the work of spreading the gospel. Published in hardcover by Brill, it is now available as an affordable paperback.
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About the Author
James P. Ware (PhD, Yale University) is associate professor of religion at the University of Evansville, where he teaches in the area of New Testament and ancient Christianity. He is the editor of Synopsis of the Pauline Letters in Greek and English.
Table of Contents
Part One: Conversion of Gentiles in Ancient Judaism
1. The Problem of Jewish Mission
2. Conversion of Gentiles in Isaiah and Elsewhere in the Hebrew Bible
3. Conversion of Gentiles and Interpretation of Isaiah in Second Temple Judaism
Part Two: Mission in Philippians
4. The Progress of the Gospel in Philippians 1:12-18a
5. Suffering and Mission in Philippians
6. The Mission of the Church in Philippians 2:12-18