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Priscilla and Aquila : Paul's Coworkers in Christ Jesus - Marie Noel Keller

Priscilla and Aquila

Paul's Coworkers in Christ Jesus

Paperback Published: 1st June 2010
ISBN: 9780814652848
Number Of Pages: 106

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Human beings are embedded in a set of social relations. A social network is one way of conceiving that set of relations in terms of a number of persons connected to one another by varying degrees of relatedness. In the early Jesus group documents featuring Paul and coworkers, it takes little effort to envision the apostle's collection of friends and friends of friends that is the Pauline network. The persons who constituted that network are the focus of this set of books. For Christians of the Western tradition, these persons are significant ancestors in faith. While each of them is worth knowing by themselves, it is largely because of their standing within that web of social relations woven about and around Paul that they are of lasting interest. Through this series we hope to come to know those persons in ways befitting their first-century Mediterranean culture. In her exploration of the texts about Priscilla and Aquila, Marie Noel Keller asks, What does God want us to learn from their story?" The biblical writings show that they worked, lived, and traveled withPaul. As his trusted coworkers, Priscilla and Aquila provided a presence that strengthened the early Jesus groups. Their mutuality in ministry and their leadership as laypeople can inspire members of church communities today to work together as teachers and preachers of the gospel. Marie Noel Keller, RSM, a member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, is the executive director of the Institute on Sacred Scripture at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. She is a staff member of Core Ministries (a Spiritual Life Resource of the Mid Atlantic Community) and coordinator of Mercy Association. Since completing a ThD in New Testament and Christian Origins at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, she regularly conducts adult teaching seminars and trips abroad and gives talks and retreats on biblical topics to adult groups al over the United States. "

A marvelous addition to parish reading circles and libraries. It includes detailed notes, bibliography, and indexes--a real bargain for the price!Catholic Library World

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. xi
Luke's Narration (Acts 18:1-3, 18-19, 26-27)p. 1
The Testimony of Paul (1 Cor 16:19; Rom 16:3-5) and Deutero-Paul (2 Tim 4:19)p. 28
From Snippets to a Composite Picturep. 57
Learnings for Todayp. 64
Conclusion: A Presence to Strengthenp. 75
Notesp. 77
Bibliographyp. 92
Index of Persons and Subjectsp. 99
Scripture and Ancient Authors Indexp. 102
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ISBN: 9780814652848
ISBN-10: 0814652840
Series: Paul's Social Network: Brothers & Sisters in Faith
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 106
Published: 1st June 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.57 x 13.72  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.16