The Church of the Servant

The Church of the Servant

by Anthony Tyrrell Hanson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498295741
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 08/05/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Anthony Tyrrell Hanson was Professor of Theology at the University of Hull, and former senior editor of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Note 7

I The Biblical Basis

1 Israel My Servant 11

The Servant's Obedience and Witness 13

The Songs of the Suffering Servant 18

Who is the Servant? 24

2 A Servant of the Jewish People 28

Jesus as the Servant 29

The Vocation of Jesus 37

The Witness of the New Testament 39

3 Ourselves as Your Servants 45

I Corinthians 3.18-4.13 46

II Corinthians 4.1-15 50

II Corinthans 5.14-6.10 54

4 The Authority of the Servant 61

St Paul on Authority 61

Authority in the Gospels 65

II The Church's Life

5 The Servant Church 71

Social Service by the Church 73

In the Welfare State 77

What Hinders Service? 82

6 The Centre of the Church 86

The Laity: the Church in the World 86

The Eucharist: the World in the Church 92

Conclusion 96

7 The Equipment of God's People 98

Away from Hierarchy 99

Ministers and Ministry 103

8 One Who Had Authority 107

In Defence of Excommunication 107

Authority in Teaching 111

9 Service and Mission 114

St Paul and the Missionaries 114

Problems in Asia and Africa 116

Towards an Eastern Church 119

Appendix 112

For Further Reading 124

Index of Biblical References 126

Index of Names 128

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