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The Church Before Christianity by Wes Howard-Brook
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.23" Width: 5.36" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2001
Publisher Orbis Books
ISBN 1570754039 ISBN13 9781570754036
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More About Wes Howard-Brook
Wes Howard-Brook teaches at Seattle University. He is the author of several Orbis books, including Unveiling Empire, The Church Before Christianity, Becoming Children of God, and co-editor of The New Testament: Introducing the Way of Discipleship.
Wes Howard-Brook currently resides in Issaquah, in the state of Washington.
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author's description Oct 25, 2001
This book is intended to be a sequel to Albert Nolan's "Jesus Before Christianity," an effort which Nolan has gracefully endorsed. It is a look at how the first discipleship communities known as "churches" (from the Greek, ekklesiai, meaning "the called out") saw their commitment not as simply a Sunday morning battery charge for service to Empire, but as the formation of a Spirit-driven alternative society. It links these churches to their roots in biblical Israel's covenant with God to live differently from the "gentiles" (nations) surrounding them. The book draws on a diversity of New Testament texts in focusing on these themes: 1. prayer and worship 2. kinship 3. economics 4. healing, exorcism and public witness
Each of the six chapters contains reflection questions for personal or small group use. It concludes with a "thought experiment" on how these lessons might be lived out as church in our time.
author's review Oct 19, 2001
I wrote this book to give Christians and folks considering Christianity an idea of what "church" was intended to mean in the early days: a complete society alternative to empire, with God reigning in the midst of the community. It is a "sequel" to Albert Nolan's "Jesus Before Christianity." What Nolan did for the Jesus of Palestine, I tried to do for the first disciples amidst the cities of the Greco-Roman world.
Each of the six chapters has reflection questions suitable for individual or small group use.