Item description for Following the Master: A Biblical Theology of Discipleship by Michael J. Wilkins...
Overview "Following the Master" presents a comprehensive biblical theology of discipleship. Michael Wilkins compares other forms of master-disciple relationships in existence in the ancient Judaism and Greco-Roman world, traces Jesus' steps as he called and developed disciples, and then tracks the early church from its earliest days throughout the Mediterranean world as it followed Jesus' command to make disciples.
Publishers Description In the aftermath of the waves of discipleship programs that have swept over the church in the last 30 years, clergy, and laypersons alike are more confused than ever about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. What should a disciple of Jesus look and act like today? What is the relationship between discipleship and salvation, between discipleship and sanctification, between discipleship and ministry? How were disciples of Jesus different from other disciples in the ancient world? How did the early church carry out Jesus' agenda in 'making disciples of all the nations'? In Following the Master, Michael J. Wilkins addresses these and many other questions that perplex the church today- not by offering another discipleship program or manual but by presenting a comprehensive biblical theology of discipleship. Following the Master compares other forms of master-disciple relationships in existence in the ancient Judaism and Greco-Roman world, traces Jesus' steps as he called and developed disciples, and Mediterranean world as it followed Jesus' command to make disciples. Following the Master lays the groundwork necessary for developing biblical discipleship ministries in the church, on the mission field, and in parachurch ministries. It is essential reading for all pastors, students, and Christian workers.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 1992
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310521513 ISBN13 9780310521518 UPC 025986521516
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More About Michael J. Wilkins
Michael J. Wilkins (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is distinguished professor of New Testament language and literature and dean of the faculty at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology. He is the author of numerous books, commentaries, and articles.
Erik Thoennes (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor and department chair of biblical and theological studies at Biola University and a pastor at Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada, California. He is the author of Godly Jealousy and numerous articles.
David S. Dockery (PhD, University of Texas) has been president of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, since 1995. He is a much sought-after speaker and lecturer, a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and the author or editor of more than twenty-five books, including Southern Baptist Consensus and Renewal and Theologians of the Baptist Tradition.
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overrated Feb 8, 2007
this book is a great resource of exegetical insight and historical background, but it is in desperate need of an editor who will condense it down to an appropriate length--i.e. shorter than it actually is.