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A Vision for the Church: Studies in Early Christian by Markus Bockmuehl, Visit Amazon's Michael B. Thompson Page,

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What's the Church? probably extra importantly, what's it intended to be? How did its earliest individuals comprehend this physique of which that they had turn into a part?This is a textbook number of fifteen essays by means of a global team of recent testomony specialists. The

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T. Clark. 227-91 . Horbury, W . 1995 . 'Th e Christia n Us e an d th e Jewis h Origin s o f th e Wisdom o f Solomon' . I n J . Day , R . P . Gordon an d H . G . M . ) , Wisdom i n Ancient Israel. Cambridge : Cambridg e University Press. 182-96. Horbury, W. 1996. 'Land, Sanctuary and Worship'. In J. P. M. Sweet and J. M . G . ), Early Christian Thought i n it s Jewish Setting. Cambridge: Cambridg e Universit y Press. 207-24. Horbury, W . 19973 . 'Wome n i n th e Synagogue' . I n W . D . Davies , L.

48), and in the Thessalonian church whose members ive u p wor k (c . 50). The successor s of th e Jerusale m Christians calle d themselve s bionites ('Poor'), and told Epiphanius that this derived from thei r fathers' practice in Acts 2 (Pan. 4). Th e Epistl e o f James (cf . also Bauckha m below ) seem s t o b e written fo r a communit y in acut e poverty, perhap s arising fro m th e sam e cause; its unfortunate recip e is more faith an a prayer. f 31 A V I S I O N FO R TH E C H U R C H BIBLIOGRAPHY There are several short outlines of Matthew s theology available: Ulrich Luz , Th e Theology o f th e Gospel o f Matthew.

5f) . The ide a tha t ordinar y Christian converts were expected to go off in pairs and conduct thei r own private mission is a chimera, at least in th e 705 . 42; John Mark , Acts 13). But there is n o evidenc e o f widesprea d privat e missions . Th e suspicion s o f th e Didachist a century late r begi n with doubt s ove r the visiting preacher s [Pauline] orthodoxy (Did. i), and the passage should b e understood as an instruction t o Pauline pastors to resist Jerusalem emissaries. 1—3) . Something similar is probably true over the thorny question of possessions.

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