The Church of Christ
Biblical Ecclesiology for Today
By (author) Everett Ferguson
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Church of Christ by Everett Ferguson
Book Description"The Church of Christ" develops the affirmation that Christ is not complete without his people. It grounds ecclesiology in Christology and soteriology. Beginning with the Old Testament basis of the New Testament teaching about the church, the book gives a consistent correlation of Christ with the church's nature, membership, assemblies, ministry, and life. This is not a historical study but a doctrinal study. The aim is to present a biblical theology of the church. A doctrinal approach, however, does not mean a doctrinal scheme is imposed on the text; rather, the effort is to let the doctrinal teaching arise out of the text itself. The systematic treatment of the topics traditionally covered in studies of the doctrine of the church are here brought together in relationship to Christ, who is seen as providing the nature of the church and of its membership and as providing not only the example for the church but also a living continuation of himself in its worship, polity, and ethics. The "Today" in the subtitle does not imply a tailoring of biblical ecclesiology to the interests of the present, but is meant to emphasize that biblical ecclesiology is viable today; it is also an acknowledgment that the questions addressed are in part shaped by contemporary as well as historical issues in ecclesiology. In light of these considerations, Ferguson unveils a comprehensive model of the church that is both biblically centered and relevant to today's world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802841896
(230mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Everett Ferguson
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Understandings of the Church explores the ways imagery is used by biblical-writers and early Christian teachers such as Cyprian, Ignatius of Antioch, Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria, and Origen to describe the concept of church. The volumes will provide a representative sampling of theological contributions from both East and West.
Learn Church History Pack, Hardback (August 2016)
The Learn Church History Pack will help you learn how the Christian church spread and developed over the last 2,000 years, it contains Church History, Volume One by Everett Ferguson and Church History, Volume Two by John D. Woodbridge, and Frank A. James III.
Church History, Hardback (November 2013)
A church history text that integrates the events and development of the church with the social, economic, and intellectual history of the world around it.
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