In a nontechnical manner, noted New Testament scholar C.K. Barrett here sets forth his mature understanding of the passages in the New Testament which refer to the church, its ministry, and its sacraments. How far are these concepts central or secondary in the New Testament? How do the beliefs and practices of apostolic days relate to later developments? Bringing the fruits of his widely respected scholarship to bear on these questions, Barrett shows that these are not mere theoretical issues, but are of crucial importance for inter-church cooperation and reunion.
C. K. Barrett
C. K. Barrett has taught in the theological faculty of Durham University in England. His books include 'Jesus and the Gospel Tradition, Epistle to the Romans, Gospel According to St. John, Luke the Historian in Recent Study, Biblical Problems' and 'Biblical Preaching.'