The Church According to Paul: Rediscovering the Community Conformed to Christ
ISBN: 0801048826
EAN13: 9780801048821
Language: English
Publication Date: Sep 16, 2014
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.76" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.16 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Always with one foot planted firmly in the academy and the other in the church, James Thompson has given us a highly insightful, theologically rich, and timely study of the apostle Paul's view of the church--one of the best Pauline ecclesiologies in print. Thompson argues compellingly that Paul's first-century vision of the church as a distinctive community speaks clearly to the twenty-first century. This excellent volume should be studied not only by students of Paul but also by all who are (rightly) concerned about the identity and mission of the church today.
--Michael J. Gorman, St. Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore, Maryland

The Church according to Paul is as challenging as it is clever. It is clever because Thompson takes contemporary visions of the church and replaces the language of their proponents with Paul's own language, thereby upturning today's categories. It is challenging because it virtually dares those who are concerned with the state of the church today to rethink the church according to the mind of Paul. All in all, The Church according to Paul is a useful and quite valuable read for anyone interested in either the church or the Bible, perhaps even both.
--Raymond F. Collins, Brown University

Diagnoses of the church's problems and prescriptions for its flourishing abound. As James Thompson wisely Read More chevron_right

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