Good Advice for Conflict Resolution

I found this referenced in a short letter from a minister to the Archbishop of Canterbury regarding how to come to a resolution to an ongoing issue in the Church of England. I was able to find the full book online. It is an interesting take on how Paul addressed the many and varied issues for which he was asked about for counsel.

This is a lesson we can all learn as well.

“Paul’s dialectical mind, instead of stopping short at the surface of these particular questions and losing itself in the details of a finely drawn casuistry, always ascends from facts to principles, and thus sheds a fuller light on all the difficulties presented to it by the way. After he has carried the mind of his readers up to the serene heights of Christian thought, he sweeps down from this elevation with irresistible force; and each solution that he suggests is simply a new application of the permanent and general principles of the Gospel.” (Auguste Sabatier, The Apostle Paul, (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1903), 161-162.)

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