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by Robert Banks

Download Paul's Idea of Community: The Early House Churches in Their Historical Setting epub
ISBN: 0853642516
ISBN13: 978-0853642510
Category: Religion
Author: Robert Banks
Language: English
Publisher: Attic Press (February 1981)
Pages: 208 pages
ePUB size: 1385 kb
FB2 size: 1294 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 105
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Most of the time we look at the new testament church from a 21st century perspective. Robert Banks does the opposite. The main question throughout the book is: 'what would Paul say about the life in the christian church'. Robert Banks systematically and profoundly discusses the main themes in Paul's theology about church life. What makes this book especially interesting is that the writer's interest is not that of one who intentionally tries to promote a community vision of the church and read it in the biblical text. Robert Bank seems more interested in finding the truth about Paul's idea of church life and by systematically unraveling Paul's theology he draws the conclusion throughout the book that Paul's idea of church life is that of a community. Rober Bank paints a clear picture of what such a community would look like in Paul's opinion. A foundational book that is a must read for anyone who is interested in the New Testament's idea of church life.
An interesting study on the history of the early church from the writings of Paul.
I bought this as a text book of my class, however, the shipment took ridiculously long... the one star missing is purely for the shipment. but the book itself is worth reading.
Captain America
Banks, I think rightly, recognizes Paul's view of the church as a product and expression of the Gospel. Provocative thinking on broad terms, very helpful.
Saw this book quoted in other articles. Bought the ebook version and has been an excellent source and format for helping with doctoral research.
Dear potential readers, this book is great in that it highlights the community aspect of christians who gathered in the times of Paul. It is quiet academic linguistically but with a little patience you will get a very interesting picture of the first churches. Today we often think that church is very much church buildings and organisation/administration/marketing. However, here we see the family/community side of fellowship spreading from house to house.
Fantastic! I've read it three times so far. Christianity today is so far removed from the first three centuries.
Great tool for understanding the easrly church setting