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Paul, the Letter Writer

M Luther Stirewalt

Paul, the Letter Writer

M Luther Stirewalt

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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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About "Paul, the Letter Writer"

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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160 pages
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Meet the Author

M Luther Stirewalt

Stirewalt is professor emeritus of Classical and New Testament Greek at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 190741
  • Product Code 0802860885
  • EAN 9780802860880
  • Pages 159
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Paul
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Feb 2003
  • Sales Rank #22654
  • Dimensions 231 x 153 x 11 mm
  • Weight 0.256kg

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