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Paul’s Understanding of the Church’s Mission

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The Apostle Paul is the most notable Christian missionary and perhaps the most influential New Testament author. The greatest theologians in the church’s history—Augustine, Calvin, Luther, Karl Barth, and others—have repeatedly turned to Paul, and the central doctrines of the church hinge on the theology found in Paul’s writings. Yet in recent decades, disputes over the historicity of Paul’s letters and the emergence of the New Perspective have led scholars to reevaluate central Pauline texts, leading to controversy, dispute, and a fractured understanding of Paul’s intent.

Did the apostle Paul expect the early Christian communities to evangelize?

This book engages in a careful study of Paul’s letters to determine if the apostle expected the communities to which he wrote to engage in missionary activity. It helpfully summarizes the discussion on this debated issue, judiciously handling contested texts, and provides a way forward in addressing this critical question.

While admitting that Paul rarely explicitly commands the communities he founded to evangelize, Plummer amasses significant incidental data to provide a convincing case that Paul did indeed expect his churches to engage in mission activity. Throughout the study, Plummer progressively builds a theological basis for the church’s mission that is both distinctively Pauline and compelling.

  • Includes bibliographical references
  • Contains Scripture and authors indexes
  • Title: Paul’s Understanding of the Church’s Mission: Did the Apostle Paul Expect the Early Christian Communities to Evangelize?
  • Author: Robert L. Plummer
  • Publisher: Paternoster
  • Print Publication Date: 2006
  • Logos Release Date: 2011
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. Epistles of Paul; Mission of the church; Missions › Theory; Evangelistic work; Church history › Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
  • ISBN: 9781842273333
  • Resource ID: LLS:PAULUNDRSTMSSN
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.church-history
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-04-26T19:04:15Z

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Dr. Plummer is a biblical scholar with a missionary heart. He has served in missionary assignments of varying length in China, Israel, Trinidad, Ghana, Malaysia, and Turkey. Dr. Plummer has written Paul’s Understanding of the Church’s Mission: Did the Apostle Paul Expect the Early Christian Communities to Evangelize? (Paternoster Press, 2006). Articles written by Dr. Plummer have appeared in Westminster Theological Journal, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, New Holman Bible Dictionary, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, and other publications. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Institute for Biblical Research.

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    $18.99

    Digital list price: $22.99
    Save $4.00 (17%)