Christian Archy

Energion Publications
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What is the Kingdom of God? What does it mean to be part of the kingdom? These are questions that should occupy the mind of every Christian. But we frequently shy away from the full meaning of God's rule.

In Christian Archy, Dr. David Alan Black examines the New Testament to find the truly radical and all-encompassing claims of God's kingdom. In doing so, he discovers that the character of this kingdom is widely different from what is commonly contemplated today. Its glory is revealed only through suffering — a point that Jesus' disciples, then and now, have been slow to understand. This truth has tremendous implications for church life. The kingdom of God is in no way imperialistic. It has no political ambitions. It conquers not by force but by love. It is this humble characteristic of the kingdom that is a stumbling block to so many today. Christ's claim to our total allegiance is one we seek to avoid at all costs. But there is only one way to victory and peace, and that way is the way of the Lamb.

This is the first volume in the new Areopagus Critical Christian Issues Series from Energion Publications. We believe it is an appropriate way to begin that series by addressing this foundational question of who we are as part of the Christian church, and why it is important for us to immerse ourselves in God's word.

 

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About the author

 David Alan Black was born and raised in Hawaii. He received a BA in Biblical Studies from Biola University, studied at the Talbot School of Theology where he majored in New Testament Greek, and then received his Doctor of Theology degree from the University of Basel in 1983. He has taught New Testament Greek for over 30 years.


He has written or edited more than 20 books, including The Myth of AdolescenceInterpreting the New TestamentIts Still Greek to MeLinguistics for Students of New Testament GreekUsing New Testament Greek in MinistryNew Testament Textual CriticismThe Jesus Paradigm and Why Four Gospels? He has also published more than 100 scholarly articles in a variety of journals. He teaches at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He lives on a 123-acre working farm in southern Virginia and continues as a self-supporting missionary to Ethiopia and other countries as he is called by God.

Author Web Site: Dave Black Online

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Publisher
Energion Publications
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Pages
51
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ISBN
9781938434181
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Language
English
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