The role of the leader implied by Paul’s Corinthian letters is to prepare persons for public participation in the gathered community. Paul portrays himself as the community’s slave, who thus makes others free for political participation.
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Fredrickson, David E. “No Noose Is Good News: Leadership as a Theological Problem in the Corinthian Correspondence.” Word & World 16, no. 4 (September 1996): 420–26. https://luthersem.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rfh&AN=ATLA0001015918&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
Fredrickson, David E., "No Noose is Good News: Leadership as a Theological Problem in the Corinthian Correspondence" (1996). Faculty Publications. 70.