Pauline Communities as 'Scholastic Communities'

A Study of the Vocabulary of Teaching in 1 Corinthians, 1 & 2 Timothy & Titus
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament
No. 2. 335

 

By Claire S. Smith
December 2012
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed By Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9783161519635                         
555 pages
$187.50 Paper Original


Judges Edwin description of the early Christian communities as 'scholastic communities' forms the starting point for an examination of sociological representation of the Christian communities in the firstCorinthians, 1st and second Timothy and Titus. The original method uses a complex exegetical approach in order to check the occurrence of the concept of teaching 'in the letters. Focus on the activity of teaching (for example, the participants, the method, the way to the destination, the result, etc.). The vocabulary is divided into ten semantic groupings that illuminate the city and the pursuit of education in the communities closer Claire S. Smith supports and develops Judges presentation from 1960 and continues it, by showing that the communities as 'learning communities' with horizontal (person to person) and vertical (between man and God) dimensions can be understood .

 

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