Paul the Missionary Realities, Strategies and Methods

ISBN-10: 0830828877

ISBN-13: 9780830828876

Edition: 2008

Authors: Eckhard J. Schnabel

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Eckhard J. Schnabel, author of the monumental scholarly study Early Christian Mission (2 volumes), gives us an overview of Paul's missionary practices, strategies and methods, and then weighs contemporary evangelical missiology and practice in light of Paul.
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 11/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 518
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Eckhard J. Schnabel (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He has taught previously at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, Illinois), Freie Theologische Akademie (Giessen, Germany), Wiedenest Bible College (Bergneustadt, Germany) and Asian Theological Seminary (Manila, Philippines). His books include Early Christian Mission (volumes 1 & 2) and Der erste Brief des Paulus an die Korinther, and he is the author of numerous articles, including "Luke" (with David W. Pao) in Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament and contributions in InterVarsity Press's Dictionary of Paul and His Letters and Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments.

List of Figures and Tables
Missionary Strategies and Methods: Defining Terms
The Task of Missionary Work: Describing Goals
Missionary Methods as a Problem: Finding Solutions
Descriptive and Normative Readings: Hermeneutical Clarifications
The Missionary Work of the Apostle Paul
Paul, Apostle to Jews and Gentiles: Conversion and Call
Paul and Jerusalem
Paul in Arabia, Jerusalem, Cilicia and Syria
Paul on Cyprus and in Galatia
Paul in Macedonia and Achaia
Paul in the Province of Asia
Paul in Illyricum, Caesarea, Rome, Spain, Crete and Rome
The Missionary Task According to Paul's Letters
The Letter to the Galatian Christians
The Letters to the Christians in Macedonia: Thessalonians and Philippians
The Letters to the Christians in Achaia: Corinthians
The Letter to the Christians in the City of Rome
The Letters to the Christians in Asia: Colossians and Ephesians
The Letters to Coworkers: Timothy and Titus
The Apostle as Missionary, Pastor and Theologian
The Missionary Message of the Apostle Paul
Preaching Before Jewish Audiences
Preaching Before Gentile Audiences
Explaining the Gospel in Civic Settings
Ideological Confrontation: The Proclamation of Jesus Messiah and Kyrios
Cultural Confrontation: The Explication of the Gospel
Pastoral Consolidation: Encouragement for the Followers of Jesus
Apologetic Confrontation: The Defense of the Gospel
The Missionary Goals of the Apostle Paul
Preaching the Gospel
Preaching the Gospel to Jews and to Gentiles
Geographical Movement
Conversion of Individuals
Establishing Communities of Followers of Jesus
Teaching New Converts
Training New Missionaries
The Missionary Methods of the Apostle Paul
Cities, Regions and Provinces
Synagogues, Marketplaces, Lecture Halls, Workshops and Private Houses
Ethnic Identity, Class and Culture
Establishing Contact as a Public Speaker
The Persuasiveness of the Message: The Problem of Rhetoric
The Credibility of the Messenger
Explanations for Missionary Success
The Task of Missionary Work in the Twenty-First Century
The Calling and Sending of Missionaries
The Content of Missionary Proclamation
The Proclamation of the Gospel and Church Planting
The Teaching of the Followers of Jesus
The Purpose and the Work of the Local Church
The Challenge of Culture
The Power of God
References Index
Author Index
Subject Index
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