Serve the Community of the Church Christians as Leaders and Ministers

ISBN-10: 0802841821
ISBN-13: 9780802841827
Edition: 2000
Authors: Andrew D. Clarke
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Book details

List price: $35.50
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 305
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introductionp. 1
The Social Context of the New Testamentp. 1
Mind the Gapp. 5
Leadership in the Graeco-Roman Cityp. 11
The Political Structures of the Graeco-Roman Cityp. 13
The Religious Structures of the Graeco-Roman Cityp. 19
Leading Figures in the Graeco-Roman Cityp. 25
Leadership in the Roman Colony and Cityp. 35
The Status and Constitution of Roman Citiesp. 36
Leading Figures in the Roman Colonyp. 41
Leadership in the Voluntary Associationsp. 59
Defining the Voluntary Associationsp. 62
The Social, Political and Religious Dimensions of Voluntary Associationsp. 65
Leadership in the Family and Householdp. 79
The Father as the Leader of the Householdp. 86
The Father and his Sonsp. 90
The Father and his Slavesp. 92
The Father and Household Religionp. 95
Leadership in the Jewish Synagoguesp. 103
The Origins of the Synagoguep. 105
The Function of the Synagoguep. 119
The Role and Function of Synagogue Leadersp. 126
The Status of Jews in Societyp. 138
Leadership Models for the Christian Communityp. 145
The Influence of Graeco-Roman Society on Christian Communitiesp. 148
The Christian Community and Citiesp. 151
The Christian Community and Associationsp. 153
The Christian Community and Families and Householdsp. 160
The Christian Community and the Synagoguep. 166
The Nature of the New Testament Evidencep. 170
Secular Leadership in the Christian Communityp. 173
1 Corinthians - a Community Divided over its Leadersp. 174
2 Corinthians - a Community Boastful of its Leadersp. 185
Romans - a Community with Leaders Preoccupied with Statusp. 189
Philippians - a Community with Leaders Preoccupied with Politicsp. 192
1 & 2 Thessalonians - a Community influenced by Pagan Culturep. 197
Galatians - Communities with Proud Leadersp. 201
Philemon - a Household Leader and Church Leaderp. 202
Pauline Ministry in the Christian Communityp. 209
Authorityp. 210
Ministry or Servicep. 233
Conclusionsp. 249
Christian 'Leaders' Serving as 'Ministers'p. 249
Institutionalizationp. 251
Bibliographyp. 253
Indexesp. 287
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