A Vision for the Church
Studies in Early Christian Ecclesiology New edition
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Vision for the Church by Markus Bockmuehl
Book DescriptionWhat is the Church? Perhaps more importantly, what is it meant to be? How did ti's earliest members understand this body of which they had become a part? How did they envisage what it ought to be and might become? This collection of fifteen early essays by an international group of New Testament experts is made in honour of John Sweet. They bring together in one volume a dynamic range of perspectives on how the early Christians viewed the Church: its origin, purpose and relation to the Jewish Scriptures and to Jesus Christ; its place in the world and in God's plan; its community life and worship, both in theory and in practice. The concluding chapter draws together the various recurrent strands of early Christianity's relationship with Judaism. Concise and accesible, with reading lists for each chapter, the book covers every New Testament author and ranges in time from the Greek Old Testatment to the Apostolic Fathers. Markus Bockmuehl is University Lecturer in Divinity and Fellow and Tutor of Fiztwilliam Collge, Cambridge. Michael B. Thompson is Director of Studies and Lecturer in New Testament at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780567085795
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: T.& T.Clark Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Redemption and Resistance, Paperback (July 2009)
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Epistle to the Philippians, Paperback (June 2006)» View all books by Markus Bockmuehl
Offers a critical engagement with several of the different approaches to Pauline interpretation, including questions of rhetoric and social convention. This commentary relates an understanding of the letter's first century impact to the wider concerns of Christian theology.
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Author Biography - Markus Bockmuehl
Dr Markus Bockmuehl is Professor of Biblical and Early Christian Studies at the University of St Andrews, UK. Dr Michael B. Thompson is Director of Studies and Lecturer in New Testament, Ridley Hall, University of Cambridge.
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