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The Church according to Paul

Rediscovering the Community Conformed to Christ

By (author) James W. Thompson
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group, Ada, MI, United States
Imprint: Baker Academic, Div of Baker Publishing Group
Published: 16th Sep 2014
Dimensions: w 149mm h 226mm d 20mm
Weight: 415g
ISBN-10: 0801048826
ISBN-13: 9780801048821
Barcode No: 9780801048821
Synopsis
Amid conflicting ideas about what the church should be and do in a post-Christian climate, the missing voice is that of Paul. The New Testament's most prolific church planter, Paul faced diverse challenges as he worked to form congregations. Leading biblical scholar James Thompson examines Paul's ministry of planting and nurturing churches in the pre-Christian world to offer guidance for the contemporary church. The church today, as then, must define itself and its mission among people who have been shaped by other experiences of community. Thompson shows that Paul offers an unprecedented vision of the community that is being conformed to the image of Christ. He also addresses contemporary (mis)understandings of words like missional, megachurch, and formation.

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