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Transient Apostle$
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Timothy Luckritz Marquis

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300187144

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300187144.001.0001

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Delivering the Spirit

Delivering the Spirit

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Transient Apostle
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Timothy Luckritz Marquis

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300187144.003.0005

This chapter talks about the performative work of an “apostle” placed in the middle of a number of ancient expectations with regards to the limitations of the ability of language to change the world. It presents a personal interpretation of the social implications of Paul's self-depiction as a so-called “courier” and messenger in the context of the epistolary metaphor. This interpretation also considers early work on introduction/recommendation letters and the purpose of ancient couriers.

Keywords:   performative work, language, apostle, social implications, self-depiction, courier, epistolary metaphor

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