Conversion In The New Testament

Author : Richard Peace
ISBN : 0802842356
Genre : Religion
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A landmark work in the study of conversion. With the tools of scholarship and as a seasoned practitioner, Richard Peace explores the New Testament understanding of the turning points of conversion -- from the night of our captivities to the light of Christ, into the church and out to the neighbor in need. Our contemporary efforts in evangelism have much to learn from this full-orbed view of conversion. - Gabriel Fackre, on back cover.
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Conversion In The New Testament

Author : Ronald D. Witherup
ISBN : 0814658377
Genre : Religion
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The upsurge of "born again" Christianity has made conversion, a perennially important topic, especially popular today. With its special emphasis on the Bible and its teachings, evangelical Christianity has championed the need for conversion in modern life. But what does the Bible really say about conversion? Is the New Testament view of conversion uniform? Is it a one-time occurrence or an ongoing process? According to the gospels, how central to the message of Jesus is conversion? Many studies focus on psychological or anthropological aspects of conversion, but they give only a nod to the biblical data. This book contends that an overly narrow view of the biblical teaching on conversion has effectively distorted the average Christian's understanding of this topic. The New Testament contains a much broader and more diverse perspective on conversion than is usually recognized, which Father Witherup organizes and presents."Witherup has given us a very useful and clear book about a key notion in Christian life. The next time you hear someone talk about being 'born again,' you will be glad you have read it and received competent guidance about what really is involved in turning to Christ." Raymond E. Brown, S.S. Auburn Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies Union Theological Seminary"Conversion in the New Testament is a model work of New Testament Theology. It provides a reliable guide that illustrates how the various writings of the New Testament develop one of the most central themes of the Christian life. Written in a clear and lively style, this work will be of immense value to laity and pastors interested in the New Testament." Frank J. Matera Professor of New Testament The Catholic University of America"This book takes the notion of conversion out of purely psychological or evangelical circles and places it squarely in the middle of New Testament theology. . . . This slim volume is well researched and clearly written. It is one of those unusual books that challenges the serious student without intimidating the beginner." Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. Catholic Theological Union"This book is the result of a careful exploration of scripture, and it has the power to enrich the lives of all who read it!" Jack Dean Kingsbury Aubrey Lee Brooks Professor of Biblical Theology Union Theological Seminary Editor, Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology"Given its topic, this book offers the reader not only information about an important biblical theme but solid spiritual reading as well." The Bible Today
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From Darkness To Light

Author : Beverly Roberts Gaventa
ISBN : UOM:39015012153113
Genre : Religion
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The Acts Of The Apostles

Author : P.D. James
ISBN : 9780857861078
Genre : Bibles
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Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James
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New Testament Conversions

Author : G. H. Gerberding
ISBN : 1330681517
Genre : Religion
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Excerpt from New Testament Conversions: A Series of Sermons "Of the making of books, there is no end." If this was true in Solomon's day, how much more true in our day? The saying of the wise man can also be applied to many special departments of literature. It can be said with truth, "of the making of sermon books, there is no end." Why, then, send forth another Book of Sermons? Does it bring out truths unknown before? Does it occupy ground unused before? Does it treat of subjects not handled in the past? No! It sets forth truth as old as Revelation. It tills in fields that have been broken and dragged and rolled by all sorts of ploughmen and teams and implements. It treats of a trite and worn and common subject. God was treating of it and aiming at it when He said in Eden: "Adam, where art thou?" God's Book is full of it. Books and sermons without number have been written upon it. Why, then, a new book of sermons on conversion? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Conversion In Luke Acts

Author : Joel B. Green
ISBN : 9781441220967
Genre : Religion
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Repentance and conversion are key topics in New Testament interpretation and in Christian life. However, the study of conversion in early Christianity has been plagued by psychological assumptions alien to the world of the New Testament. Leading New Testament scholar Joel Green believes that careful attention to the narrative of Luke-Acts calls for significant rethinking about the nature of Christian conversion. Drawing on the cognitive sciences and examining key evidence in Luke-Acts, this book emphasizes the embodied nature of human life as it explores the life transformation signaled by the message of conversion, offering a new reading of a key aspect of New Testament theology.
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Turning To Jesus

Author : Scot McKnight
ISBN : 0664225144
Genre : Religion
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Scot McKnight's careful study of Jesus' relationship with his followers reveals that elements of all three contemporary models of conversion--the personal decision, the sociological, and the liturgical--are present within the Gospel accounts. But because the Gospel narratives themselves are insufficiently explicit to support only one contemporary model of conversion, McKnight suggests that an enhanced reading of the Gospels should engender an appreciation for each of the models in the church today.
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Baptism In The Holy Spirit

Author : James D. G. Dunn
ISBN : 9780334043881
Genre : Religion
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Baptism in the Holy Spirit is one of James Dunn's most influential books and has become a classic. Forty years after its original publication it still sparks debate and appears on many reading lists. In an extensive Preface to this fortieth anniversary edition, James Dunn engages with the debates about the book since it was first published.
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The Road From Damascus

Author : Richard N. Longenecker
ISBN : 0802841910
Genre : Religion
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The august contributors to this volume examine the nature of Paul's Damascus Road experience and the impact of that experience on his thought and ministry, and explore how Paul's experience functions as a paradigm for Christian thought today.
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The Cross In The New Testament

Author : Leon Morris
ISBN : 0802817300
Genre : Religion
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Explores the New Testament books showing what each contributes to our understanding of the atonement.
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