This is my Master Thesis for a Master of Divinity (1992).
It was written for professors - so ... I shelved it.
But, I recently re-read it ... and decided it wasn't quite as bad as I remembered. Though written for “academia,” you still might find it worth your time investment. Now, ... to just do what it says ... (35 pgs - but the last 15 pgs are credits, etc.).
Jesus gave directives on how to address offenses between professing believers.
That means ... He knew they would come.
This is simple ... and hard.
I had to defend this thesis before two professors assigned to me.
After responding to a particular challenge by one of them, they began arguing with each other over the point I made.
I didn’t have to do much after that ... I just sat back and let them battle it out :)
I passed .