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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gregg R Allison
|ISBN:||9781581346619 1581346611 9781433536014 1433536013 9781433536021 1433536021 9781433536038 143353603X|
|Description:||494 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Foundational issues. Introduction to ecclesiology --
The church of the new covenant --
The biblical vision--characteristics of the church. Characteristics regarding the origin and orientation of the church --
Characteristics regarding the gathering and sending of the church --
The vision actualized--the growth of the church. The purity and unity of the church --
Church discipline --
The government of the church. The offices of the church --
Types of church government --
A model of church governance --
The ordinances of the church. Baptism --
The Lord's supper --
The ministries of the church. Ministries of the church --
Conclusion. Sojourners and strangers.
|Series Title:||Foundations of evangelical theology.|
|Responsibility:||Gregg R. Allison.|
What is a church? This can be a difficult question to answer and Christians have offered a variety of perspectives. Gregg Allison explores and synthesizes all that Scripture affirms about the new covenant people of God, capturing a full picture of the biblical church. He covers the topics of the church's identity and characteristics; its growth through purity, unity, and discipline; its offices and leadership structures; its ordinances of baptism and the Lords Supper; and its ministries. Here is a rich approach to ecclesiology consisting of sustained doctrinal reflection and wise, practical application. - Publisher.
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