Pastoral Epistles


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Pastoral Epistles

n. Bible
The three New Testament Epistles, two addressed to Timothy and one to Titus, that are attributed to Saint Paul and largely concern church organization and standards of Christian behavior.
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It is listed there in the pastoral epistles as a sin that excludes from the Kingdom of Heaven, along with heterosexual adultery and fornication.
Among the topics are the task and method of exegesis, medical imagery in the pastoral epistles, whether the Thessalonians wrote to Paul, traditions and theology of care in the New Testament, paranaesis in the Epistle to Titus, the vertus feminarium in 1 Timothy 2:9-15, self-definition among the cynics, Heracles, Athenagoras on the poets and philosophers, a physical description of Paul, and a review of Helmut Koester's Introduction to the New Testament.
Theodore's comments on the pastoral epistles show him bringing the concerns of a bishop to the text, and, perhaps even more interestingly, give readers a glimpse of how he might have fulfilled the duties of that office on a personal and practical level.
The second section explores the development of thinking about ministry within the first century, particularly in the Pastoral Epistles, and concludes that replacing talk about clergy and laity with talk about the duality community/ministries is supported by NT evidence and, says F.
Some years later, the churches of the Pastoral Epistles seem to have had a single episkopos, now a bishop (1 Timothy 3:1; Titus 1:7), with deacons as assistants.
His treatment of the text manifests a broad engagement with recent discussions of issues raised in and about the pastoral epistles.
Titus 2:11-14 brings the theology of the Pastoral Epistles to the Christmas story.
Paul's further concern for the continuation of his mission, described in the Pastoral Epistles and confirmed by the Gospels, is echoed in another primitive text, 1 Clement 44:
Her areas of expertise include biblical hermaneutics, the gospels, early Jewish exegesis, the Deutero-Pauline and pastoral epistles, and feminist-womanist, post-colonial and postmodern biblical interpretation.
Here the focus is on the household codes of various New Testament writings (Colossians, Ephesians, the Pastoral Epistles, and 1 Peter).
THE Epistles of Paul, which have been given the title of The Pastoral Epistles, are those to Timothy, Titus and Philemon.