Images of the Church in the New Testament

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1960 - Religion - 294 pages
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First published in 1960, Paul Minear's classic work identifies and explicates ninety-six images for the church found in the New Testament. Comprehensive and accessibly written, it has been used in seminary classes for over thirty years. Its range of reach and incredibly rich discussions of the many images and metaphors make this book a splendid resource for students and pastors.

The New Testament Library offers authoritative commentary on every book and major aspect of the New Testament, as well as classic volumes of scholarship. The commentaries in this series provide fresh translations based on the best available ancient manuscripts, offer critical portrayals of the historical world in which the books were created, pay careful attention to their literary design, and present a theologically perceptive exposition of the text.

 

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Helps bring balance to the study of the church.

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It does a good job of giving the Biblical perspective of the church. I found it especially helpful as I look at the historical and theological writings about the church. Read full review

Contents

The Scope and Method of Study
11
Minor Images of the Church
28
The People of God
66
The New Creation
105
The Fellowship in Faith
136
The Body of Christ
173
Interrelation of the Images
221
A Postscript
250
Analogies Discussed in the Text
268
Notes
270
Index
283
Scripture References
284
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About the author (1960)

Paul Sevier Minearwas Winkley Professor Emeritus of Biblical Theology at Yale Divinity School. Among his numerous books areImages of the Church in the New TestamentandThe Kingdom and the Power: An Exposition of the New Testament Gospel.

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