B. J. Oropeza offers the most thorough examination in recent times on the subject of apostasy in the New Testament. The study examines each book of the New Testament with a fourfold approach that identifies the emerging Christian community in danger, the nature of apostasy that threatens the congregations, and the consequences of defection. Oropeza then compares the various perspectives of the communities in Christ in order to determine the ways in which they perceived apostasy and whether defectors could be restored. In this second volume of a three-volume set titled Apostasy in the New Testament Communities, Oropeza focuses on the Christ communities of the undisputed and disputed Pauline Letters.Apostasy in the New Testament Communities, Volume 2: The Pauline Letters B. J. Oropeza ... Some warnings in the letters come more by way of preventative maintenance than by false teachers penetrating the congregations or findinganbsp;...
|Title||:||Jews, Gentiles, and the Opponents of Paul|
|Author||:||B. J. Oropeza|
|Publisher||:||Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2012-02-24|