Review of Arthur Patzia's "Emergence of the Church"
What is it about?
What was the process of doctrinal and social development of the early church
Why is it important?
This is significant as an evangelical publication which rejects the historical model of Christian faith and belief as a ready-made given and replaces it by a process of continual reflection of the significance of Jesus in the light of earlier engagement with the story of Jesus's teaching and his significance in the purposes of God. This is an important shift in historiography and self-understanding, and it is done without drawing attention to just how significant this shift is.
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