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Social Distinctives Of The Christians In The First Century

Author : Edwin A. Judge
ISBN : 9781441241795
Genre : Religion
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This is a collection of pivotal essays by E. A. Judge, who initiated many important discussions in the establishment of social scientific criticism of the Bible. What is it that made the work of Judge in 1960 and in subsequent years so important? Judge was the first in scholarship after the mid-twentieth century to clarify early Christian ideals about society by defining what the social institutions of the broader cultural context were and how they influenced the social institutions of the early Christian communities. Judge points out that earlier scholars had entered into this field of inquiry, but that, in general, they failed due to the lack of careful definitions of the Greco-Roman social institutions at the time based on a thorough use of the primary sources. Thus, Judge was the "new founder" ( a turning point in scholarship) of what came to be called social-scientific criticism of the New Testament. Social-scientific criticism is the term in scholarship that refers to the use of social realities (e.g. institutions, class, factors of community organization) in the critical study of literary sources available (this is an advance over "merely" literary and traditional historical questions).
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The Baptist Way

Author : R. Stanton Norman
ISBN : 0805431527
Genre : Religion
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Distinctives discussed include the authority of Scripture, freedom of conscience, believer's baptism, baptism by immersion, separation of church and state, and congregational church government.
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Slogans Or Distinctives

Author : David L. Wolfe
ISBN : UOM:39015029952655
Genre : Education
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In this book, the authors first identify the _educational slogans_ that often mark Christian higher education-_All truth is God's truth,_ _Integration of Faith and Learning,_ _Holistic Education,_ and _The Personal Touch,_ for example. The authors then contrast these supposed distinctives with tacit assumptions prevalent in traditional models of Christian higher education.
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Baptist Distinctives

Author : Bootes Esden Lopos
ISBN : 9710110403
Genre : Baptists
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Author : Vaughan Roberts
ISBN : 9781850789383
Genre : Religion
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In a fresh and readable style, Vaughan Roberts, issues a challenging call to Christians to live out their faith. We should be different from the world around us.Targeting difficult but crucial areas such as our attitude to money and possessions, sexuality, contentment, relativism and service, this teaching is holiness in the tradition of J.C. Ryle for the contemporary generation. Roberts helps us to consider how we are to respond biblically to the temptations and pitfalls surrounding us--giving what we cannot keep to gain what we cannot lose.
Category: Religion