ISBN-10:
0827225113
ISBN-13:
9780827225114
Pub. Date:
06/01/2001
Publisher:
Christian Board of Publication
New Testament Themes

New Testament Themes

by David A. deSilvaDavid A. deSilva

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Overview

For anyone who wants to be introduced to the worldview and thought of the early church, this book discusses the development of the four predominant themes of the New Testament-grace, discipleship, community, and apocalypticism-and its message.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827225114
Publisher: Christian Board of Publication
Publication date: 06/01/2001
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

The Rev. Dr. David A. deSilva is Trustees' Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary, Director of Music, and Organist at Christ United Methodist Church in Ashland, Ohio. He is also an elder in the Florida Conference and author of eighteen books, including New Testament Themes.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1.Grace: The Favor of God5
The Context of "Grace"
The Content of God's Favor
The Direction of God's Favor
God's Faithfulness to Jew and Gentile
Jesus--The Mediator of God's Favor
God's Favor and Freedom
2.Discipleship: The Way of God39
"Fulfilling the Just Requirement of the Law"
"Bearing the Death of Christ in Our Mortal Bodies"
Calling Jesus "Lord"
3.Church: The People of God67
The Church's Identity--Who Is the Heir of God's Promises?
The Ethos of the Christian Community
Life Together in the Christian Community
4.Apocalypticism: The Triumph of God103
"The Kingdom of God Is Near"
The Cosmic Battle
The Hour of God's Judgment
Living at the Threshold of Two Ages
For Further Reading133
Subject Index137
Scripture and Other Ancient Literature Index141

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