Jesus' Call to Discipleship

Jesus' Call to Discipleship

by James D. G. Dunn
     
 

ISBN-10: 052142481X

ISBN-13: 9780521424813

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The latest book in the successful Understanding Jesus Today series deals with the role of discipleship in Christianity. James Dunn explores the original meaning of discipleship in the early Church and then discusses what discipleship should mean for Christians today. The evidence in the Gospels regarding the requirements of discipleship, including the beliefs and

Overview

The latest book in the successful Understanding Jesus Today series deals with the role of discipleship in Christianity. James Dunn explores the original meaning of discipleship in the early Church and then discusses what discipleship should mean for Christians today. The evidence in the Gospels regarding the requirements of discipleship, including the beliefs and daily character of the life of a disciple, are explored and a firm basis upon which a tradition of discipleship can be defined is found. Important questions addressed are: To whom was Jesus's call to discipleship primarily directed? What were the characteristics of the community of disciples that formed around Jesus in His lifetime and how has the character of that community, which has become the Christian Church, changed over time? How does modern discipleship measure up against discipleship in the early Church? The book is based on the best of current scholarship but is written at a popular level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521424813
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Understanding Jesus Today Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The call of the kingdom; 3. Good news for the poor; 4. The boundary breaker; 5. Would Jesus have been disappointed with the church?; 6. Concluding reflections; Selected bibliography; Questions for discussion; Index.

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