Paul's Idea of Community
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...
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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 throughout, this 40th-anniversary edition incorporates recent research, updates the bibliography, and adds a new fictional narrative that depicts the life and times of the early church.
Robert Banks (Ph.D.,University of Cambridge), was director and dean of Macquarie Christian Studies Institute in Sydney, Australia, and former Professor of Laity and founding director of the new De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books, including Redeeming the Routines, God the Worker, Faith Goes to Work, The Tyranny of Time, Paul's Idea of Community, and he teamed up with another leading author in the field of applying Christianity to everyday life, R. Paul Stevens of Regent College-Vancouver, to produce one of the top five volumes in the whole field, The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity. Together with his wife Linda - also an author, as well as an experienced teacher and chaplain - Robert enjoys visiting and learning about other places and cultures, most recently China.
- 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 Throughout, This 40th-anniversary Edition Incorporates Recent Research, Updates The Bibliography, And Adds A New Fictional Narrative That Depicts The Life And Times Of The Early Church.