Departure of an Apostle: Paul's Death Anticipated & Remembered

Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2.No.406

The Departure of an Apostle

By: Alexander N. Kirk
December 2015
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161543111
328 Pages
$142.50 Paper original

As Paul was his own death? How he behaved and what he said and wrote in view of its end? On what he hoped after his death? Alexander N. Kirk examines these questions through a detailed analysis of the four letters of Paul, who face the death of Paul, and other important texts of the first two generations after his death (AD 70-160). The author analyzes Portraits of continuing previous Paul in Acts, in Clem, the letters of Ignatius, Polycarp Letter to the Philippians, and the martyrdom ofPaul. He also examines the representation of Paul in 1 and 2 Corinthians, Philippians and 2 Timothy, claiming that the death of Paul not primarily existential challenge posed, but a pastoral. Alexander N. Kirk builds on the existing state of research on, questioned this and leads him away with new interpretations of early Christian and Pauline texts.