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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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From Darkness To Light

Author : Beverly Roberts Gaventa
ISBN : UOM:39015012153113
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Conversion In The New Testament

Author : Ronald D. Witherup
ISBN : 0814658377
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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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Author : Bible Visuals International
ISBN : 1641040181
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New Testament Illustrated Bible lessons included in this volume: - Saul, a Jew, is Converted - Cornelius, a Gentile, is Converted - A Woman and a Jailer are Converted - Conversion

The Road From Damascus

Author : Richard N. Longenecker
ISBN : 0802841910
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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 Acts Of The Apostles

Author : P.D. James
ISBN : 9780857861078
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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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The Paradigm Of Conversion In Luke

Author : Fernando Mendez-Moratalla
ISBN : 9781441155597
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Conversion is a main theological theme in the Lukan corpus. Since much attention has been paid to the issue in Acts, the present work shows how the evangelist also conveys his theological emphasis on conversion in his gospel through material either unique to it or that Luke has edited to this purpose. Attention is paid to the different issues involved in Luke's emphasis on conversion and an attempt is made to place them within the larger spectrum of his theology. The grouping of all these elements provides the basis for constructing Luke's paradigm of conversion.
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Conversion At Corinth

Author : Stephen J. Chester
ISBN : 9780567302816
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Paul's conversion and its impact on his theology has been studied extensively. Yet little has been done to relate this to Paul's attitude towards the conversion of others, or to perspectives on conversion held by converts in the churches Paul founded. Soteriology is often considered in isolation from the practical issues of how conversion was expected to take place and the nature of its expected consequences. This book addresses these issues, taking account of recent developments in conversion studies in the social sciences and other disciplines. Stephen Chester first reviews these developments and assesses the potential value of sociologist Anthony Gidden's general social theory of structuration. He then utilizes this to explore Paul's perspectives on conversion in relation to both Gentile and Jewish converts. He also explores the Corinthians' perspectives on conversion in the context of Graeco-Roman religious and social life. Here emerges a fascinating account of perspectives on conversion in the crucial formative years of early Christianity.
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Evangelical Dictionary Of Theology

Author : Daniel J. Treier
ISBN : 9781493410774
Genre : Religion
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This bestselling reference tool has been a trusted resource for more than 25 years with over 165,000 copies sold. Now thoroughly updated and substantially revised to meet the needs of today's students and classrooms, it offers cutting-edge overviews of key theological topics. Readable and reliable, this work features new articles on topics of contemporary relevance to world Christianity and freshened articles on enduring theological subjects, providing comprehensive A-Z coverage for today's theology students. The author base reflects the increasing diversity of evangelical scholars. Advisory editors include D. Jeffrey Bingham, Cheryl Bridges Johns, John G. Stackhouse Jr., Tite TiƩnou, and Kevin J. Vanhoozer.
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