Heralds and Community


This book is part of the ongoing debate about Paul’s understanding of the relationship between his own mission and the church’s. While this study endorses some previous scholarship on Paul’s silence about the church’s proactive evangelism in his letters, it argues that explanations for such silence cannot be adequately made from exegetical conclusions on related texts alone. Rather, this study suggests that constructing a plausible conception of mission as understood by Paul, influenced by the impact of the Jesus-tradition and Jewish restoration eschatology, is essential for explaining Paul’s thinking. Dr Kang proposes that Paul’s silence regarding congregational evangelism is due to his unique two-pronged conception of mission – one being the event of eschatological heralds, the other being the event of eschatological community.

About the Author

Bo Young Kang College, Bristol, UK and is an assistant professor at Juan International University, South Korea, teaching courses on New Testament and Mission Studies. He is involved in church ministry as a cooperative pastor at a local Presbyterian church in Seoul. Bo Young is married to Kyoungmi who was formerly an art teacher, and they have two teenage children, Sungeun and Dongwoo. Bo Young Kang

Book Information


ISBN: 9781783689019

Category: Academic

Region: World

Publishing Date: 2016-08-30

Number of pages: 422


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