Item description for Paul, Missionary Theologian: A Survey of His Missionary Labours and Theology by Robert L. Reymond...
Overview The question might properly be asked, 'Why another book about Paul? Haven't hundreds upon hundreds of books been written about Paul's life and ministry?' Yes, says Robert Reymond in the preface to this book. Not only books but commentaries on his letters and well over fifty-seven hundred journal articles about him as well! Firstly this is a classically orthodox book in its approach to Holy Scripture. Secondly Robert is concerned to portray Paul primarily in his role as a missionary, he is also concerned to represent as correctly as he could the main themes of his missionary theology. As an incidental feature in this book moving against the majority opinion of New Testament scholars in this age, Robert argues the case for Pauline authorship of the Letter to the Hebrews. This book comes from lectures for seminary students but they are not so scholarly that only a Paul scholar would appreciate them, they have been used to teach in Sunday School class and revised into their present form for the larger Christian public. This book was also written with the needs of mission agencies, missionaries and mission candidates in mind after Robert Reymond had spent a sabbatical on the mission field in South Korea and Japan.
Publishers Description A compelling presentation of Paul's theology enriched by insights from the field of Systematic theology. It is BIOGRAPHICAL, THEOLOGICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL, MISSIOLOGICAL, HISTORICAL, HERMENEUTICAL, INSPIRATIONAL
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 5.59" Height: 1.66" Weight: 2.04 lbs.
Release Date May 21, 2006
Publisher Christian Focus Publications
ISBN 1857924975 ISBN13 9781857924978
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More About Robert L. Reymond
Robert L. Reymond (1932-2013) taught for more than 25 years on the faculties of Covenant Theological Seminary (St. Louis, Missouri) and Knox Theological Seminary (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida). He held degrees from Bob Jones University and did post-doctoral studies at Fuller Seminary, New York University, Union Seminary (New York), Tyndale House, Cambridge, and Rutherford House, Edinburgh.
Robert L. Reymond currently resides in the state of Florida.
Reviews - What do customers think about Paul Missionary Theologian?
Fantastic Book Jun 19, 2001
To clarify my rating let me just comment briefly...
The first half of the book is five star quality, that is, the outline of Paul's missionary exploits through Acts. The second half, Reymond's systematic treatment of Pauline theology, is four stars. I went from reading Reymond's "New Systematic Theology" to this book, so in all honesty I was experiencing deja vu a bit. Had I not read the systematic before, I would probably give the second half 5 stars also.
The work of Reymond in this book is what you would expect from such an astute theologian. The various excursus' are insightful. And the amount of space given to them are neither too short nor too long; they are just right.
Bottom line: if you want a very readable, though challenging, book that will give you a great foundation of understanding for the missionary movements of Paul throughout Acts, this is your book. A caution is in order however... I felt convicted. The reader is challenged to really consider being a full-time, overseas, unreached people group, missionary.
Reymond integrates Paul as theologian and Missionary May 22, 2001
If you appreciated Reymond's systematic theology, you will also appreciate this book. Based originally on his lecture notes, it has grown through several stages to the current publication. It's divided into two major parts. The first, "Paul's Missionary Labours", derives from his study of Acts and Paul's letters. He also argues for Pauline authorship of Hebrews. The second part of the book (Paul's Missionary Theology), treats major orthodox doctrines, based on Paul's writings. There is a thought provoking chapter at the end of this book, "Lessons from Paul's Ministry for Today's Missionaries". In it, I believe he underscores the necessity of sound doctrine as it relates to proclaiming the gospel to the nations. This book should be valuable to all who are interested in, or active in missions or evangelism in any way. There is an extensive bibliography, and scripture index which should be helpful for further study.