The New Testament Church
The Challenge of Developing Ecclesiologies
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"These essays target early Christian views on 'church.' They hit the bull's-eye by careful exegesis in dialogue with current scholarship. Chapters feature clear organization, attention to the text in its socio-historical background, and focus on empirical data rather than later tradition or current fashionable movements. Overall the book fills a gaping hole in current literature. Pastors, students, and scholars alike will gain new glimpses of the considerable diversity that lay behind 'the church' of apostolic times"
--Robert W. Yarbrough
Professor of New Testament
Covenant Theological Seminary
"This collection of essays illustrates the important observation that even as there are multiple authors in the New Testament, so there are multiple views of the church seen in the New Testament documents. The authors do a fine job of focusing our attention on those aspects of church life emphasized by particular New Testament authors for particular audiences. The result is a sharper picture of the diversity of descriptions of the church found in the New Testament."
--Richard A. Wright
Associate Professor of Bible
Chair, Graduate School of Theology
Oklahoma Christian University