Versatility of Paul (Paperback)

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Versatility of Paul (Paperback)

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Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:11 that Christ set the Church the role of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher. Volumes have been written about Paul the apostle. Much less has been written, however, about how versatile he was in filling the other roles. In this small volume, noted author Robert Banks seeks to fill these lacuna. In doing so, he demonstrates how amazingly gifted and flexible Paul was. In the Introduction, Banks noted, that ""rather than being a ""ministry specialist"" Paul was what we might call a 'general practitioner'. His versatility in this area was important, as it enabled him to model to his converts the basic forms of ministry that needed to continue after he had moved on. Only so, with the help of the Spirit, would their communities be able to grow to maturity and impact their societies in a distinctive way.
Robert Banks was formerly Professor of the Ministry of the Laity, and Director of the De Pree Leadership Center, at Fuller Theological College, and is currently an Honorary Professor at Alphacrucis College, Sydney. He has written a number of highly-regarded books on church, mission, and leadership, and lectured at seminaries in Japan, Korea, Singapore, and China. His writings include Paul's Idea of Community, 2020, God The Worker, 2008 and (as co-author) Reviewing Leadership, 2016. This book is an expanded version of the 2021 Asia Pacific Theological Seminary Annual Lectures.
Product Details ISBN: 9781666773774
ISBN-10: 1666773778
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2023
Pages: 132
Language: English