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Pastoral Epistles : Sacra Pagina
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The Pastorals differ from Paul’s own letters in being addressed to single individuals, coworkers of Paul who have been placed in charge of particular churches—Timothy apparently in Ephesus, Titus in Crete. They provide instruction for community leaders, both the individual addressees and other leaders whom they will appoint. The specification of certain offices within the local churches is one of the features that appear to locate these works in a later phase of church development.
In this commentary Benjamin Fiore, S.J., places the Pastorals in their historical and literary context. The reader will find here a solid introduction to parallel literary forms in Latin and Greek literature and particular descriptions of the way in which these documents use ancient rhetorical forms to achieve their paraenetic and hortatory purpose. Drawing on his parish experience as well as his academic training, Fiore also provides reflections on the contemporary pastoral application of these books, giving readers a renewed appreciation for the “pastoral” label these epistles bear.
Benjamin Fiore, SJ, is president and professor of religious studies at Campion College at the University of Regina (Canada).
Pastoral Epistles : Sacra Pagina by Benjamin Fiore was published by Liturgical Press in October 2007 and is our 56153rd best seller. The ISBN for Pastoral Epistles : Sacra Pagina is 9780814658147.
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|Page last updated||7th January 2016|
|Author / Artist||Benjamin Fiore|
|Publisher||Liturgical Press (October 2007)|
|Number of Pages||264|