The Ministry and Message of Paul

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Harper Collins, 1971 - Religion - 130 pages
From the dramatic events recorded in Acts and the various teachings found in the Epistles of Paul, Richard Longenecker traces the history and the theology of the "apostle to the Gentiles." Educated under Gamaliel, who was one of the greatest rabbis of the first century, Paul was thoroughly familiar with both the Old Testament and Jewish tradition. At first a persecutor of the church, he became a builder of churches. This book describes the dramatic change. Paul's theology is discovered in his writings. It developed as there was need for instruction and it is therefore a living theology. It grew as his ministry grew, and his ministry was almost as broad as the world of his day. The author points out that Paul's life was centered in one unalterable purpose: to present the divine plan of redemption in Christ. In fulfilling this purpose, Paul wrote on various issues of Christian living and carefully refuted errors. These issues and refutations all find a place in Dr. Longenecker's discussion
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
13
THE MAN AND THE PHARISEE
21
CONVERSION AND EARLY MINISTRY
31
FIRST MISSIONARY JOURNEY
41
THE JERUSALEM COUNCIL
53
SECOND MISSIONARY JOURNEY
59
THTRD MISSIONARY JOURNEY
69
IMPRISONMENTS AND MARTYRDOM
77
THE RELEVANCE OF PAUL FOR TODAY
105
BIBLIOGRAPHY
113
INDEX OF REFERENCES
123
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