House of Disciples: Church, Economics, and Justice in Matthew

House of Disciples: Church, Economics, and Justice in Matthew

by Michael H. Crosby
     
 

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The household was the basic unit of the early church; it also constituted the basic unit of political economy until the Industrial Revolution. This richly detailed work uses the notion of house as a unifying theme, establishing the identity and concerns of the early Christian churches. What emphases did Matthew's gospel have for that audience - which Crosby

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The household was the basic unit of the early church; it also constituted the basic unit of political economy until the Industrial Revolution. This richly detailed work uses the notion of house as a unifying theme, establishing the identity and concerns of the early Christian churches. What emphases did Matthew's gospel have for that audience - which Crosby establishes was urban-based and prosperous - and what does it mean to First World Christians today?

Through an in-depth exploration of Matthew's gospel and its socioeconomic milieu, 'House of Disciples' shows how the world of the early church continues to challenge Christians nineteen hundred years later. It makes a unique contribution to both New Testament scholarship and the practice of a contemporary spirituality.

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ISBN-13:
9781592445059
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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