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Pastoral Ministry according to Paul By James W. Thompson

Pastoral Ministry according to Paul by James W. Thompson

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Thompson articulates Paul's pastoral vision for transformed communities, drawing pastoral insights from Paul's writings.

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Pastoral Ministry according to Paul Summary

Pastoral Ministry according to Paul: A Biblical Vision by James W. Thompson

What is the ultimate purpose of pastoral ministry? What emphases and priorities should take precedence? In the day-to-day emphasis on various pastoral roles and pragmatic concerns, what can sometimes get lost is the theological foundation for understanding pastoral ministry. James Thompson is a New Testament scholar with a concern for relating biblical studies to practical ministry. Here he does a careful study of several of Paul's epistles in order to see what Paul's vision and purpose were for his own ministry. He finds that Paul's aim was an ethical transformation of the communities (not just individuals) with which he worked, so that they would live lives worthy of the gospel until Christ's return. Using this as a framework, Thompson offers suggestions for practical application to contemporary ministry.

About James W. Thompson

James W. Thompson (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is the Robert and Kay Onstead Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University. He is the author of several books, including Preaching like Paul and The Beginnings of Christian Philosophy, and coauthor of God's Holy Fire.

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CIN000237558
9780801031090
0801031095
Pastoral Ministry according to Paul: A Biblical Vision by James W. Thompson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Baker Publishing Group
20060201
174
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