Leadership and Lifestyle: The Portrait of Paul in the by Professor Steve Walton

By Professor Steve Walton

This booklet deals a transparent, considerate portrait of early Christian understandings of management through learning Paul's speech at Miletus (Acts 20.18b-35). Dr. Walton compares the image stumbled on there with Luke's presentation of Jesus' version of management and Paul's self-portrait in 1 Thessalonians. it's going to help students in contemplating Luke's portrait of Paul in Acts by way of supplying worthwhile standards for deciding upon parallel rules, in addition to through exhibiting that Luke and Paul are very shut of their realizing of the way Christian leaders are to steer.

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26 should be seen as parallel, since both Jesus and Paul enter the temple and have `a friendly attitude toward it'. 22 Talbert, Literary Patterns, pp. 18±23. 23 Talbert, Literary Patterns, pp. 23±6. 24 Talbert, Literary Patterns, pp. 26±9. 25 Talbert, Literary Patterns, pp. 35±9. 26 Talbert, Literary Patterns, pp. 39±43. 27 Talbert, Literary Patterns, pp. 44f. 28 Talbert, Literary Patterns, pp. 45±8. 20 21 40 Leadership and Lifestyle Talbert sees such construction techniques as derived from classical culture, although he also draws attention to parallelism in Hebrew poetry ± which he believes stems from a deep-seated feature of Near-Eastern thought.

The result is that Acts is effectively treated as secondary in seeking Luke's theology.

114 Conzelmann and Haenchen develop Dibelius' analysis. Both assume that Dibelius has shown that Luke created the speech virtually ex nihilo. Conzelmann115 sees the key function of the speech as marking the close of Paul's missionary activity, and a subsidiary function as edifying the church of Luke's day. The second function is accom110 Dibelius, Studies in Acts, pp. 1±25 outlines this method. Dibelius, Studies in Acts, pp. 155±8. 112 Dibelius, Studies in Acts, p. 155 n. 42 cites Peregrinus' farewell speech as an example (Lucian, The Passing of Peregrinus 32).

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