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Paul's idea of community : spirit and culture in early house churches

Author: Robert Banks
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic a Division of Baker Publishing Group, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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This highly readable investigation of the early church explores the revolutionary nature, dynamics, and effects of the earliest Christian communities. It introduces readers to the cultural setting of the house churches of biblical times, examines the apostle Paul's vision of life in the Christian church, and explores how the New Testament model of community applies to Christian practice today. Updated and revised  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Banks, Robert, 1939-
Paul's Idea of Community : Spirit and Culture in Early House Churches.
Grand Rapids : Baker Academic, ©2020
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Banks
ISBN: 9781540961754 1540961753
OCLC Number: 1097367058
Notes: Former title: "Paul's idea of community: the early house churches in their cultural setting"
First edition title: "Paul's idea of community: the early house churches in their historical setting"
Description: xviii, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The sociocultural and religious settings --
The gospel of other-directed freedom --
Church in family business residences --
Church as present heavenly reality --
The community as a loving household --
The community as an organic harmony --
Mutual learning and testing of faith --
Common meals and signs of fellowship --
The sharing of gifts and ministry --
The interplay of grace and order --
Unity and diversity among the members --
The contribution of women in church --
Abolishing religious distinctions between members --
Defining leadership by function, not position --
The role of visiting missioners --
The link between mission and church --
The nature of Paul's authority --
The exercise of Paul's influence.
Responsibility: Robert J. Banks.

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This highly readable investigation of the early church explores the revolutionary nature, dynamics, and effects of the earliest Christian communities. Now updated and revised throughout.  Read more...

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