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24 The Apostle Paul as a Pastor

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Modern scholars have, until recently, viewed Paul's adaptability not from the perspective of his pastoral work but of his theology. The issue has been complicated by the different cultures in which Paul worked. Some scholars have focused on Paul's Jewish background and sought the explanation for much of what he wrote in the theological issues debated at the time. Central to Paul's understanding of his preaching was that the Spirit was active in every stage of the process by which someone became a Christian. All his letters were written to such churches and the issues the letters address are for the most part issues natural to persons who were not yet established in the faith. Paul thought of his apostleship as a mandate to preach, not an office that defined his relationships with those below him in God's hierarchy.

Keywords: pastoral work; Paul



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