By Gerard Mannion

The nature and tale of the Christian church is immensely vital to theology scholars and students alike. Written via a world staff of distinctive students, this complete e-book introduces scholars to the elemental ancient, systematic, ethical and ecclesiological elements of the learn of the church, in addition to serving as a source for students carrying out ecclesiological debates on a large choice of matters. It divides into six parts:

  • the church in its historic context
  • the varied denominational traditions
  • global views
  • methods and debates in ecclesiology
  • key options and issues
  • ecclesiology and different disciplines: social sciences, philosophy, literature and film.

Authoritative, obtainable and simply navigable, this booklet is imperative for everybody drawn to the character and historical past of the Christian Church.

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1ff). If not, we are left with a resounding silence from Peter who though upbraided by Paul in Galatians 2 is not recorded as having responded to him. Nevertheless, it is too simplistic to assume an unhealed schism that took place after these incidents. 1 indicates that Paul had requested both the Galatians and the Corinthians to collect money for the church in Jerusalem, which he proposes to send on to them in due course. This is not the action of someone ‘in schism’ from the Jerusalem church, rather one who despite differences is determined to maintain a link with other Christian communities at the time.

All translate participles in Greek and are used to describe the action of the people referred to (having believed, having been saved, having turned to God). These are not so much ‘titles’ as descriptions. The other words are more interesting as they may indicate the way in which the early communities referred to themselves in this period. 16 It is widely used in Paul, Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, the Johannine epistles and Revelation. In all of these contexts adelphoi is used to refer to fellow believers.

Bockmuehl, Jewish Law in Gentile Churches: Halakhah and the Beginning of Christian Public Ethics, Edinburgh: T&T Clark International, 2000. 51 A. Deissmann, Light from the Ancient near East, London: 1927, p. 144, cited in G. Theissen, The Social Setting of Pauline Christianity, Essays on Corinth, trans. H. Schutz, Edinburgh: T&T Clark International, 1982, p. 69. 52 For a discussion of some of the motivations that lie behind this position see A. Malherbe, Social Aspects of Early Christianity, Philadelphia, 1983, pp.

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