Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
1-877-205-6402
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Worship in the Early Church [Paperback]

By Ralph P. Martin (Author)
Our Price $ 12.75  
Retail Value $ 15.00  
You Save $ 2.25  (15%)  
Item Number 144060  
Buy New $12.75
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock

Item Specifications...

Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.46" Width: 5.41" Height: 0.37"
Weight:   0.41 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2000
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802816134  
EAN  9780802816139  


Availability  0 units.


Item Description...
Overview
The first Christians included several elements in their tributes to God, reflecting their Jewish heritage and their belief in Jesus Christ as the Messiah. Martin examines the aspects of early Christian worship---prayers and praises, singing, creeds and confessions, preaching, offerings, and sacraments---to foster renewed interest in the life and worship of today's churches.

Publishers Description
Refers to New Testament teachings while delineating the nature of early Christian worship of God. Bibliogs.

Buy Worship in the Early Church by Ralph P. Martin from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780802816139 & 0802816134

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Worship in the Early Church by Ralph P. Martin today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Ralph P. Martin

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo!

Ralph P. Martin (1925-2013) was Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Fuller Theological Seminary and a New Testament Editor for the Word Biblical Commentary series. He earned the BA and MA from the University of Manchester, England, and the PhD from King's College, University of London. He was the author of numerous studies and commentaries on the New Testament, including Worship in the Early Church, the volume on Philippians in The Tyndale New Testament Commentary series. He also wrote 2 Corinthians and James in the WBC series.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.




Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Church Institutions & Organizations   [1650  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology   [0  similar products]



Similar Products
At the Origins of Christian Worship: The Context and Character of Earliest Christian Devotion
At the Origins of Christian Worship: The Context and Character of Earliest Christian Devotion
Item: 143306



Reviews - What do our customers think?
An Overly Simplistic Picture, but not a Bad Start.  Mar 11, 2001
Dr. Martin has provided us with a good, solid, although less than profound, primer on early Christian worship. This is the right book for high-school-age Sunday School classes, and for adults begin initial studies on the Christian liturgies. This text is insufficient, however, for more advanced reading.

With a well crafted vocabulary, a solid understanding of the subject matter, and an obvious infusion of Dr. Martin's own, deep faith, this is a delightful book.

Its only short-fall is that Dr. Martin paints the image of early Christian unity in faith, doctrine, and practice with too wide a brush. Thus, we read "The Resurrection is by common consent the decisive element in THE kerygma..." (p. 75, emphasis mine), even though James D.G. Dunn (Unity and Diversity in the New Testament: An Inquiry into the Character of Earliest Christianity, Trinity Press 1990) and others have argued conclusively for multiple kerygmata in the earliest Church. In fact, for 49 pages (124-173) Dunn demonstrates explicitly and convincingly the complex variety in early Christian worship and sacramental practice. Martin, on the other hand, paints a rather flat image of an unified Church in which all the faithful believed the same doctrines, adhered to the "Didache," and smoothed over the differences between the synoptic Gospels, the Gospel according the Saint John, and the Pauline Epistles.

Dr. Martin's book is an excellent place to begin a study of the Christian liturgies, especially if the reader remembers that it is only a starting point.

 

Write your own review about Worship in the Early Church





Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support