by Everett Ferguson
A collection of essays on the practices of the early church by one of the foremost modern scholars of early Christianity, focusing on aspects of ministry, ordination and the emergence of canon.
Chapter 1: Images of the Church in Early Christian Literature:
The study of ecclesiology often deals with the institutional,external aspects of the church. Less attention has been given to the nature or essence of the church. One approach many have found helpful in studying the essential nature of the church is by way of the images employed in reference to it. The value of this approach in regard to the New Testament wasdemonstrated by Paul Minear’s impressive and influ… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!