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Mere Discipleship: Radical Christianity in a Rebellious World [NOOK Book]

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What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ today? And are Christians really prepared for the answers? In Mere Discipleship, Lee Camp sets forth his vision of what it means to truly follow Christ, challenging Christians to put obedience to Jesus as Lord ahead of allegiances to all earthly authorities--be they nationalistic, political, economic, or cultural. Camp clearly lays out a sound biblical framework of what disciples believe and therefore what they should do. This substantially revised and expanded second ...
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Mere Discipleship: Radical Christianity in a Rebellious World

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Overview

What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ today? And are Christians really prepared for the answers? In Mere Discipleship, Lee Camp sets forth his vision of what it means to truly follow Christ, challenging Christians to put obedience to Jesus as Lord ahead of allegiances to all earthly authorities--be they nationalistic, political, economic, or cultural. Camp clearly lays out a sound biblical framework of what disciples believe and therefore what they should do. This substantially revised and expanded second edition updates examples, adds chapter introductions and summaries, and includes new study questions.
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Library Journal
In his first book, Camp (Coll. of Bible & Ministry, Lipscomb Univ.) plays on the titles of two Christian classics, C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity and Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship. His definition of discipleship is as uncompromising as Bonhoeffer's, though he bases his arguments on the whole New Testament instead of using just the Sermon on the Mount, as Bonhoeffer did. Lee sharply criticizes a Christianity that wraps itself in the flag or in capitalism and the pursuit of material goods. Writing this book during the early stages of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, he strongly attacks the war and its justification and also rejects the greed and mindless consumerism of Western culture. His book is largely an argument against a Christianity characterized by triumphalism, militarism, nationalism, and materialism. He instead advocates a Christianity based on sharing, sensible frugality, and nonviolence. This book makes an effective presentation and will appeal to clergy, theology students, and patrons of church libraries; recommended for general and specialized collections.-Richard S. Watts, San Bernardino Cty. Lib., CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441200815
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 444,182
  • File size: 661 KB

Meet the Author

Lee C. Camp (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is associate professor of Bible at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lee C. Camp (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is professor of theology and ethics at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of Mere Discipleship and the host of Tokens, a popular radio show based in Nashville. Camp speaks regularly to university and church audiences and has served in various ministry roles in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Nairobi, Kenya.
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Reenvisioning Discipleship
1. "Radical" Discipleship
2. God's Way of Working
3. Pledging Allegiance to the Kingdom of God
Part 2: What Disciples Believe
4. The Gospel: Repent, for the Kingdom Is at Hand
5. The Savior: The Slaughtered Lamb
6. The Church: The Body of Christ
Part 3: What Disciples Do
7. Worship: Why Disciples Love Their Enemies
8. Baptism: Why Disciples Don't Make Good Americans (or Germans, or Frenchmen)
9. Prayer: Why Disciples Trust God rather than Their Own Calculations
10. Communion: Why Disciples Share Their Wealth
11. Evangelism: How Disciples "Make a Difference"
Study Guide by Joshua J. Graves
Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2004

    Just Some Mere Biblically Centered Dischipeship, Please

    Any good book that forces us to think about--rethink--the biblical concept of discipleship should be read. Mere Discipleship is such a book. Lee Camp has produced a serious book on Christian discipleship where his major premise is that the modern world, and in particular American life, has subverted the biblical concept of true discipleship. Granted Camp's perspective is hinged on his own Anabaptist church background, but his critique of how we apply Christianity today rings true--and at times, terrifyingly so. You're not going to agree with everything Camp presents. And at times he seems to choose some parts of Scripture over others (e.g., you can tell he likes the revelation of God in Christ as the peacemaker, but not the wrathful God of the OT that smote godless armies through Israel; he is partial to the passive Lamb of God, but not the table over-turning Jesus in the temple). Nonetheless, Camp is right--our church-life and concept of discipleship is tainted by our American-way of life. He attempts to help us decompartmentalize our faith, especially at the levels where our Christianity intersects with our public life. Although a bit on the intellectual side, still I highly recommend working through Camp's argument. Your commitment to discipleship will be enhanced and bettered as a result.

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