9780521780063

Leadership and Lifestyle: The Portrait of Paul in the Miletus Speech and 1 Thessalonians

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    9780521780063

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    0521780063

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-08-28
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

This study contributes to debate about the portraits of Paul in Acts and his epistles by considering Paul's Miletus speech (Acts 20.18b-35) and identifies and compares major themes in Luke and Paul's views of Christian leadership. Comparisons with Jesus' speeches in Luke show how Lukan the speech is and, with 1 Thessalonians, how Pauline it is. The speech calls the Ephesian elders to service after Paul's departure to Jerusalem, focusing on: faithful fulfilment of leadership responsibility; suffering; attitudes to wealth and work; and the death of Jesus. Paul models Christian leadership for the elders. Parallels in Luke highlight his view of Christian leadership - modelled by Jesus and taught to his disciples, and modelled by Paul and taught to the elders. Study of 1 Thessalonians identifies a remarkably similar portrait of Christian leadership. The Miletus speech is close in thought, presentation and vocabulary to an early, indubitably Pauline letter.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi
Abbreviations xiii
Why study the Miletus speech?
1(33)
The Paul of Acts/Paul of the epistles debate
2(12)
Luke's knowledge of the Pauline epistles
14(3)
Review of previous work on the speech
17(15)
Orientation of this study
32(2)
Are parallels in the eye of the beholder?
34(18)
Introduction
34(1)
Parallelism in Luke-Acts
34(6)
What kind of unity have Luke and Acts?
40(4)
A hierarchy of connections
44(3)
Acts and the Pauline parallels
47(4)
Conclusion
51(1)
The Miletus speech in context
52(42)
Immediate context
52(3)
Literary genre
55(11)
Structure
66(9)
Overview of contents
75(9)
Themes
84(10)
EXCURSUS 1: THE TEXT AND TRANSLATION OF ACTS 20.28b 94(43)
The Miletus speech and Luke's Gospel
99(38)
Introduction
99(1)
Luke 22.14--38
100(18)
Luke 12.1--53
118(10)
Luke 21.5--36
128(2)
Briefer passages
130(4)
Conclusion: leadership
134(3)
EXCURSUS 2: THE TEXT OF LUKE 22.17--20 137(78)
The Miletus speech and 1 Thessalonians
140(46)
Introduction
140(2)
Orientation to 1 Thessalonians
142(15)
From the Miletus speech to 1 Thessalonians
157(17)
From 1 Thessalonians to the Miletus speech
174(9)
Leadership in 1 Thessalonians
183(2)
Conclusions
185(1)
The Miletus speech, Ephesians and 2 Timothy
186(13)
Ephesians and the Miletus speech
186(6)
2 Timothy and the Miletus speech
192(6)
Conclusion
198(1)
Concluding reflections
199(16)
Review and summary of results
199(2)
Implications for study of the Miletus speech
201(11)
Implications for the Paul of Acts/Paul of the epistles debate
212(1)
Future work suggested by this study
213(2)
Bibliography 215(25)
Index of ancient texts 240(13)
Index of modern authors 253(2)
Index of subjects 255

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