House Church and Mission Paperback

The Importance of Household Structures in Early Christianity

by Roger W Gehring;


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House Church and Mission

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For the whole of the most dynamic period of church growth there were virtually no buildings solely dedicated to Christian worship. Essentially, every meeting of the early church was a house-group meeting to pray, explore, worship and grow mission in private domestic households. In this study, Roger Gehring reveals the world-changing significance of house churches from the time of Jesus and through Paulís ministry, shedding new light on the theological and social impact of early church history.

House Church and Mission provides serious students with a unique and comprehensive overview of surviving evidence relating to the home church movement of New Testament Christianity. Pastors, preachers and teachers will find a well-crafted discussion of what church really is and an exploration of the practical implications of house churches on outreach in our times.

Roger Gehring shows how early Christian ethics, leadership structures, and the growth of ecclesial concepts were all clearly influenced by the family households where believers lived and gathered. The book gives a focus to a rethink in the way to do church, and the churchís social and theological development in our century.

Roger W. Gehring is professor at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He has served on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ since 1972 at Arizona State University, the Free University in Berlin, and Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. 'House Church and Mission' is a translation and revision of his doctoral dissertation.

House Church and Mission by Roger W Gehring was published by Baker in May 2010. The ISBN for House Church and Mission is 9780801046322.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherBaker (May 2010)
Weight694g
Number of Pages408
Thickness26 mm
Height230 mm
Width169 mm
ISBN9780801046322
ISBN-100801046327
Product Code3972286
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