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Called to be church : the book of Acts for a new day

Author: Anthony B Robinson; Robert W Wall
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biblical scholar Robert Wall and pastoral leader Anthony Robinson here join forces to bring the "Acts of the Apostles" forward to our time as a resource for congregational renewal and transformation. Featuring both careful exegetical study and exciting contemporary exposition, the fifteen chapters of "Called to Be Church" each first interpret the text of "Acts" as Scripture and then engage "Acts" for today's church.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony B Robinson; Robert W Wall
ISBN: 0802860656 9780802860651
OCLC Number: 62393054
Description: xi, 286 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Why Acts? Why now? --
Introducing Acts to a congregation of faithful readers --
Called to be church (Acts 1) --
Bold witness: preaching as if something is at stake (Acts 2) --
Christian community: life and death together (Acts 4-5) --
Conflict resolution and decision making within a healthy congregation (Acts 6) --
The Holy Spirit and the life of the church (Acts 8) --
Conversion and transformation: the case of Saul (Acts 9) --
The gospel in a multicultural world: the case of Peter (Acts 10) --
The challenge of change in the church (Acts 15) --
Resurrection practices: the marks of discipleship (Acts 16) --
Spirituality: its lure and danger (Acts 17) --
Leadership for the church (Acts 20) --
The uneasy relationship of church and state (Acts 25) --
Concluding reflections --
A few recommended commentaries on Acts.
Responsibility: Anthony B. Robinson & Robert W. Wall.

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Brings the "Acts of the Apostles" as a resource for congregational renewal and transformation. This book interprets the text of "Acts" as Scripture, and delves into many vexing issues faced by the  Read more...
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