Paul as Missionary: Identity, Activity, Theology, and Practice
Burke, Trevor J. and Brian S. Rosner, editors
New York: T&T Clark, 2011 pp. xi + 276. $130.00
Library of New Testament Studies, 420
Description: Paul as Missionary: Identity, Activity, Theology and Practice takes the view that before anything else Paul must first and foremost be identified as a Ďmissionaryí. Using the entire Pauline corpus the contributors to this volume assess what Paulís correspondence can tell us about how he perceived his role and identity. The work comprises four parts: in section one, Paulís identity as priest, eschatological herald, and missionary-pastor are explored while in part two topics such as the apostleís activity among pagans, his suffering, and Paulís Ďmissionary messageí to the church at Rome are considered. Section three comprises essays on the Spirit as the governing dynamic, the glory of God as the apostleís missionary goal, and the importance of Paulís Christology in shaping his mission to the Gentiles. Finally, part four addresses Paulís missionary praxis, including his support of his missionary enterprise.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature
Review by Ronald R. Clark
Citation: Ronald R. Clark, review of Trevor J. Burke and Brian S. Rosner, eds., Paul as Missionary: Identity, Activity, Theology, and Practice, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).
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