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Paul, the Letter Writer - Stirewalt

Paul, the Letter Writer

By: Stirewalt

Paperback Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780802860880
Number Of Pages: 168

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This engaging study shows how Paul's stylized use of the official Roman letter - a form of communication of great social import in his day - played a crucial role in his apostolic ministry, conveying both his self-identity and sense of authority. M. Luther Stirewalt describes the logistics of letter writing in the first-century Mediterranean world and shows how official letters served to substitute for speeches to an audience, to convey executive, official, or bureaucratic matters, or to bring complaints or petitions from citizens to officials. He then shows how Paul structured his apostolic correspondence after these models of writing, drawing evidence directly from seven Pauline epistles: 1 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Philippians, Philemon, Galatians, and Romans. Cutting a new angle on Paul's purposes, his ministry, and his pastoral concerns, Stirewalt's "Paul, the Letter Writer" will appeal to readers of the Bible and ancient history.

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"Helpful for locating Paul and his letters within the context of communication in the first-century world."

The Logistics of Ancient Greek Letter Writingp. 1
The Official Letter-Form and the Pauline Lettersp. 25
The Lettersp. 57
Paul and His Apostolic, Epistolary Ministryp. 113
Appendixp. 127
Bibliographyp. 140
Index of Scripture Referencesp. 155
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ISBN: 9780802860880
ISBN-10: 0802860885
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: February 2003
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.26

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