Date of Award
Master's Essay - Restricted
Master of Arts (MA)
In the introductions to his letters, Saint Paul makes two claims: first, he calls himself the slave of Christ Jesus, and secondly, that he was called by the will of God to be an apostle. His first claim is a common term with him. It is a term particularly appropriate to an apostle, but can be used of any Christian. So, Paul begins by describing himself as a Christian before he goes on to mention his special status and vocation. Let us notice also, that he is using language which would sound strange and even shocking to Greek ears.
Lagomarsino, Vincent J., "The Concept of Apostleship in St. Paul" (2019). Master's Essays (1922 - ). 1537.