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Paul's Early Period Chronology, Mission Strategy, Theology

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ISBN-10: 080284166X

ISBN-13: 9780802841667

Edition: 1998

Authors: Rainer Riesner, Doug Stott

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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 551
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 6.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Introduction: Chronologies and Theologies
Status of Scholarship: A Survey
From Multiplicity to Relative Consensus
Preservation of the Framework of Acts
Corrective to the Framework of Acts
Abandonment of the Framework of Acts
New Clarity?
Further Procedure
Methodological Considerations
Early Pauline Chronology: from Jerusalem to Achaia
The Crucifixion of Jesus
The Possible Time Frame
References in the Gospels
The Day of the Crucifixion
The Early Christian Tradition
The Most Probable Date
Persecution of Stephen and Conversion
The Time of the Persecution of Stephen
The Year of the Conversion
The Chronological Nexus
Flight from Damascus
2 Corinthians 11:32-33
The Nabatean King Aretas IV
Damascus and the Nabateans
The Ethnarch of Aretas
Chronological Findings
The Religious Policies of Claudius
The Personality and Work of the Emperor
Measures Taken upon Assuming Power
Subsequent Developments
Restoration of Roman Religion
Mission to the Gentiles and Persecution
The Beginnings of the Mission to the Gentiles
Persecution under Agrippa I
Chronological Sequence
Famine and Apocalyptic Prophecy
Acts 11:27-28
Famine under Claudius
Chronological Implications
The Cypriot Proconsul Sergius Paullus
Acts 13:6-12
Extrabilical Evidence for Sergius Paullus?
Sergius Paullus and Paul
Chronological Conclusions
Paul's Roman Citizenship
Claudius' Roman Edict concerning the Jews
Sources and Problems
Dio Cassius
The Relationship between the Accounts of Suetonius and Dio Cassius
Paulus Orosius
Additional Sources?
Circumstances and Time of the Anti-Jewish Edict
Paul and Gallio
The Achaian Proconsulate of Gallio
The Trial before Gallio in Corinth
Later Chronology
Paul in Ephesus
The Journey to Jerusalem for Pentecost
The Egyptian Agitator
Paul before Felix and Festus
Transport to Rome
Stages of Pauline Missionary Strategy
Interim Considerations: Geographic Sequences in Paul's Letters
The Beginning of the Mission
Calling to the Gentile Mission
Geographic Framework of the Mission
Paul in Arabia
Jerusalem as Point of Departure for the Gentile Mission
Pushing Forward to the Northwest
Early Mission in Greece?
Transition to Antioch
Mission on Cyprus
Pushing Forward to Galatia
The Way West
Effects of the Apostolic Council
Altered Routes in Asia Minor
Initial Activity in Europe
Closing a Gap: Asia
Via Greece and Jerusalem to Rome and Spain
The Fulfilled Mission in the East
The Apostle's Rate of Travel
Land Journeys
Sea Journeys
Attempt at a Chronological Synthesis
Acts and the Letters of Paul
Chronology and Autopsy
Acts and World History
Early Pauline Theology: The Apostle and the Church in Thessalonica
Apology for Abrupt Departure
Thessalonica at the Time of Paul
The Founding of the Christian Community
Persecution of the Community
The Apostle's Flight
Chronological Evaluation
Acts and 1 Thessalonians
The Necessity of Written Justification
Christians under the Pressure of a Pagan Metropolis
Problems of Alienation among Converts
Threats from Pagan Cults
Social Unrest and Political Pressure
A Concrete Eschatological Question
Yearnings for the Beyond in Thessalonica
The Thessalonians' Problem
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:51f
Retrospective Chronological Conclusions?
Absent Doctrine of Justification?
Pauline Nomology and Chronology
The Communication Situation
Presupposed Doctrinal Points
Antiochene and/or Pauline Theology
The Unity of 1 Thessalonians
Summary: Chronology and Theology
Family Tree of the Sergii
Sources and Auxiliary Works
Names and Subjects
Scripture and Other Ancient Writings