OFFERING THE GOSPEL ADAPANON : An interpretation and application of 1 Corinthians 9:18

Faculty/Professorship: New Testament Studies  
Author(s): Wessels, Johannes
Editors: Kügler, Joachim  
Corporate Body: Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Publisher Information: Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication: 2015
Pages: 326 ; Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten
ISBN: 978-3-86309-340-2
Series ; Volume: Bible in Africa Studies ; 19 
Source/Other editions: Parallel erschienen als Druckausg. in der University of Bamberg Press, 2015 (20,00 EUR)
Year of first publication: 2010
Language(s): English
Zugl.: Potchefstroom, Südafrika, North-West University, Diss., 2010
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Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 3.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-264687
This volume deals with the financing of missions and missionaries which has been a headache for the church for ages. Many approaches to funding the proclamation of the gospel have often been very pragmatic, without a solid biblical foundation. In this book Paul’s claim to offer the gospel adapanon, or free of charge, is thoroughly discussed, and posed as a biblical approach to presenting the good news to the nations. This work does not only provide an in-depth look into the Scriptural basis for tentmaking, but also studies the social and historical background to the practise in the First Century Mediterranean, and in Twenty-First Century Botswana.
Information on the author:
Dr Johannes Wessels is a Post-Doctoral fellow at the North-West University, Mahikeng Campus (South Africa), and has been involved in missions since his years as a student at the same institution. Johannes has been a pastor in various contexts in South-Africa and Botswana for more than two decades, and is also involved in the management of Natanjá Christian School in Ottosdal, South Africa.
GND Keywords: Paulus, Apostel, Heiliger; Bibel. Korintherbrief, 1., 9; Mission; Kontextuelle Theologie; Botswana; Mittelmeerraum; Geschichte
Keywords: New Testament Studies, Contextual Biblical Studies, Missiology, Paul (Apostle), Southern Africa (South Africa and Botswana)
DDC Classification: 220 The Bible  
RVK Classification: BC 7295   
Type: Book
Year of publication: 8. October 2015

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