The Church According to Paul
Rediscovering the Community Conformed to ChristBook - 2014
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 .
Publisher: Grand Rapid, Michigan : Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 
Branch Call Number: 262 THOMPSO
Characteristics: xiii, 289 pages ; 23 cm