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Table of Contents for The Social Setting of the Ministry as Reflected in the Writings of Hermas, Clement, and Ignatius by Harry O. Maier

Acknowledgemnets

Introduction

A Topic with a Long History

The Early Ministry and the Household: A House-Church Trajectory

The Methodology

The Strategy

Notes

Chapter One: The Household in the Ancient World

The Traditional Graeco-Roman Household

The Household and Mystery Religions and Foreign Cults, Philosophical Schools, Associations, and Jewish Synagogues

Summary

Notes

Chapter Two: The Pauline Epistles

Part One: The Genuie Pauline Epistles

The Early Pauline Church as Sectarian

The Household Context of the Christian Sect

House-Church Leadership

Part Two: The Pseudonymous Pauline Epistles

Colossian and Ephesians

The Pastoral Epistles

Summary

Notes

Chapter Three: The Shepherd of Hermas

Date

Purpose of the Work

Relation between the Church and the World

Ethics and Separation from the World

Notes

Chapter Four: I Clement

The Setting of the Corinthian Dispute

I Clement and Sect Development

Institutionalization

Legitimation

Notes

Chapter Five: Ignatius

The Social Setting of the Ignatian Epistles

Charisma in the Ignatian Epistles

Ignatius and Community-Protecting Charisma

Legitimation

Notes

Chapter Six: Epilogue

Notes

Abbreviations

Bibliography

Edition of Primary Sources

Secondary Sources