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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Paul the Letter Writer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stirewalt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 256 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802860880
    ISBN 10: 0802860885
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.2
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG9
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM, CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBNTPAU
    BISAC V2.8: REL006100
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 227.066
    DC21: 227.066
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL006000, REL033000
    DC22: 227/.066
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BS2650.52 S75 2003
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: 2002033890
    Thema V1.0: QRMF19
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Publication date
    01 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Rapids
    Review quote
    "Helpful for locating Paul and his letters within the context of communication in the first-century world."
    Back cover copy
    This engaging study shows how Paul's stylized use of the official Romanletter -- 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. Hethen shows how Paul structured his apostolic correspondence after thesemodels 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 pastoralconcerns, Stirewalt's "Paul, the Letter Writer will appeal to readers of the Bible and ancient history.