Patterns Of Discipleship In The New Testament


These essays examine what the New Testament says about the subject of discipleship, highlight the features of both unity and diversity that appear throughout the New Testament, and suggest how Christian discipleship can be expressed today.
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These essays examine what the New Testament says about the subject of discipleship, highlight the features of both unity and diversity that appear throughout the New Testament, and suggest how Christian discipleship can be expressed today.
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Editorial Reviews

Religious Studies Review
This collection will help the intended audience of laypeople, students, and ministers to appreciate the diversity of NT teachings on discipleship and to use these insights to live fuller Christian lives themselves.
Expository Times
"Thirteen scholars...discuss the varied concepts of discipleship in the New Testament and seek to draw out some simple applications to modern Christian life. The chapters are well-organized, well-documented and balanced.... Useful to students, clergy and others wishing to study, or preach on, discipleship."
The Bible Today
A fine collection of essays on discipleship that offers a comprehensive treatment of the New Testament materials, spanning the Gospels, Acts, Paul's letters, and other New Testament writings.... In each instance the essays engage the text, are sensitive to the overall framework of the particular New Testament book, and interact with current scholarly literature. Overall this volume provides the reader with a sound and theologically rich treatment.
Catholic Biblical Quarterly
A useful collection of articles on discipleship.
Bibliotheca Sacra
A thorough study of the many facets of discipleship in the New Testament, written for scholars and church leaders alike.
Calvin Theological Journal
For preachers, there are many sermon ideas embedded in this excellent book. For theologians and professors, this is a highly readable popularization of all the main ideas about discipleship circulating in responsible arenas at the present time.
Scripture Bulletin (U.K.)
In general, this book can provide the committed Christian with material prayer, the pastor with the possibility of composing interesting, informed and balanced homilies and the undergraduate with an introduction to different approaches to the text. Above all it encourages a close attentive reading of the inspired word of God which in turn challenged the meaning of what one is living.
Reformed (Australia) Theological Review
This is a worthwhile collection of essays, providing the necessary building-blocks for the construction of the New Testament portrait of those who respond to the gospel of Jesus. Each essay could be fruitfully read before preaching upon the section of the New Testament under its purview.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802841698
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/2/1996
  • Series: McMaster New Testament Studies Series
  • Pages: 324
  • Sales rank: 1,449,390
  • Product dimensions: 0.73 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Following Jesus in the Gospel of Mark - and Beyond 9
2 Guiding Readers - Making Disciples: Discipleship in Matthew's Narrative Strategy 30
3 Taking Up the Cross Daily: Discipleship in Luke-Acts 50
4 They Believed in Him: Discipleship in the Johannine Tradition 77
5 "How You Must Walk to Please God": Holiness and Discipleship in 1 Thessalonians 98
6 "Imitate Me, Just as I Imitate Christ": Discipleship in the Corinthian Correspondence 120
7 Becoming like God through Christ: Discipleship in Romans 143
8 The Imitation of Christ: Discipleship in Philippians 163
9 "Christ in You, the Hope of Glory": Discipleship in Colossians 180
10 Standing Before the Moral Claim of God: Discipleship in Hebrews 203
11 Controlling the Tongue and the Wallet: Discipleship in James 225
12 Going to Heaven with Jesus: From 1 Peter to Pilgrim's Progress 248
13 Following the Lamb: Discipleship in the Apocalypse 269
Index of Subjects 285
Index of Modern Authors 289
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient References 292
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