All God's People

A Theology of the Church

By David L. Smith

All God's People

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  • ISBN: 9781592445387
  • Pages: 488
  • Publication Date: 2/6/2004
  • Retail Price: $53.00
Web Price: $42.40
Web Price: $42.40

All God's People

A Theology of the Church

By David L. Smith

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592445387
  • Pages: 488
  • Publication Date: 2/6/2004
  • Retail Price: $53.00
Web Price: $42.40

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'All God's People: A Theology of the Church' sets out a corrective understanding of the nature of the church universal with a focus on implications for the church local. The book is divided into three basic sections: "A Historical Theology of the Church" surveys the history of theology of the church, beginning with the early church, the formative years for all Christian theology; "A Biblical Theology of the Church" examines the Old Testament, Gospels, and apostolic sense of the people of God; "A Systematic Theology of the Church" seeks to both systematize the biblical theology and synthesize it with contemporary thought. Finally, "A Practical Theology of the Church" concludes the work relating the book's lessons to the contemporary church climate.

Endorsements & Reviews-

Contemporary Christians believe they can have Christ apart from the church. Nothing could be further from the minds of the New Testament writers and all important Christian thinkers, until very recently. David L. Smith offers a balanced exposition of the church according to the New Testament and in light of nineteen centuries of Christian thought and action. And he does so in language that any layperson can understand. It should be used as an adult Bible class text in every evangelical church!

W. Ward Gasque, Ontario Theological Seminary

David L. Smith has written yet another comprehensive treatise. Like his earlier volume on sin, he gives us an ecclesiology which is three books in one. Smith covers the historical, biblical, and systematic issues very completely. He surveys the shape of churches over two millennia, considers the biblical teachings about the church, and offers readers a systematic vision of its nature and mission. Like the other book too, this one is lucid and practical. Smith calls passionately for overcoming divisions and realizing potentials.

Clark Pinnock, McMaster Divinity College

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David L. Smith

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David L. Smith holds a PhD from Southern Baptist Seminary. He has retired after half a century of service as a teacher, pastor, theology professor, and seminary academic administrator. He currently teaches part-time for the Lay Pastor Training Program of the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (Canada).

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