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Roman house churches for today : a practical guide for small groups

Author: Reta Halteman Finger
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Helps readers recreate the context of Paul's Letter to the Romans. This book guides readers in small groups to re-create house churches as in first-century Rome. It includes aids and suggestions for  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Reta Halteman Finger
ISBN: 9780802807649 080280764X
OCLC Number: 153773404
Notes: Revised edition of: Paul and the Roman house churches, c1993.
Description: xiii, 207 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: A special visit to Rome --
Why did Paul write to the Roman Christians? --
Establishing house churches in Rome --
Standing on the bottom rung : hierarchy in Roman society --
Isis, Mithras, or stoicism : religions and philosophies in Rome --
Creating characters and reconstructing house churches --
Once upon a time in a faraway land --
Introducing Phoebe, who introduces Paul (Rom. 1:1-17 and 15:14; 16:23) --
A gift for everybody (Rom. 1-3) --
An example from the Scriptures (Rom. 4) --
The old Adam and the new Christ (Rom. 5-6) --
Keeping the rules is a trap! (Rom. 7) --
The Christian's cloud nine : the paradox of suffering and glory (Rom. 8) --
Tell us the truth, Paul : has the word of God failed? (Rom. 9-11) --
Living in love : ethics for Christian communities (Rom. 12-13) --
How to get along when we don't agree (Rom. 14:1;15:6) --
Eating together : a Roman agape meal (Rom. 15:7-13).
Responsibility: Reta Halteman Finger.
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