Paul as Pastor edited by Brian Rosner, Andrew Malone and Trevor Burke
Paul as Pastor demonstrates the critical nature of Paul’s pastoral care to his identity and activities. Despite the fact that Paul never identifies himself as a pastor, there is much within the Pauline letters that alludes to this as a possible aspect of Paul’s vocation and commitments, and this has been a topic of relative scholarly neglect. The contributors to this volume consider the household setting of Paul’s pastoral practice, the evidence of Acts and a survey of themes in each of the letters in the traditional Pauline corpus. Additionally, three chapters supply case studies of the Wirkungsgeschichte of Paul’s pastoral practice in the pastoral offices of the Anglican Communion in the denomination’s Ordinal, and in the lives and thought of Augustine of Hippo and George Whitfield. As such Paul as Pastor provides a stimulating resource on a neglected and critical dimension of Paul and his letters and an invaluable tool for those in pastoral ministry and those responsible for their training.
About the editors:
Brian Rosner received his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has lectured at the University of Aberdeen and Moore Theological College. He serves as the principal of Ridley College, Melbourne.
Andrew Malone is Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Ridley College, Melbourne and Dean of Ridley Online.
Trevor Burke teaches New Testament in the Cambridge Theological Federation, UK.
Other ACT Contributors:
Alan Thompson is Lecturer in New Testament at Sydney Missionary and Bible College.
Colin Kruse is Senior Lecturer in New Testament at Melbourne School of Theology.
Michael Bird is Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College.
Tim Patrick is the Principal and Lecturer in Theology at the Bible College of South Australia.
Andrew Bain is the Vice-Principal and Lecturer in Church History at Queensland Theological College.
Rhys Bezzant is the Dean of Missional Leadership and Lecturer in Christian Thought at Ridley College, Melbourne. He also heads the Jonathan Edwards Center there.