Series introduction; Contents; Acknowledgements; I. Setting the Stage; II. The Spirit of God and the spirit of Man; III. The Holy Spirit in the New Testament; IV. Subsequent Doctrinal Developments; V. Inspiration and Incarnation; VI. Spirit, Church, and Liturgy; VII. The Charismatic Question; Epilogue; Material for Prayers; Editions and Notations; Abbreviations; Notes; Index of authors; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Index of references.
During resent years, the Christian church has taken stock of its beliefs. In the course of the last century, Christian theology has had many challenges to meet and has not remained unchanged by the encounter. There have been radical questionnings of almost every aspect of doctrine. Yet people are more willing now than ever to listen to constructive voices. Christians are in search of a way to articulate faith in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, hold convitions about the nature of man and his destiny, and show the relevance of belief to conduct. The author gives a plain and intellectual stateme.
3rd ed. / rev. and rewritten. - London : Adam & Charles Black, 1981.
Book — 1 online resource (xii, 382 pages).
Cover; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION; ABBREVIATIONS; I: Introductory; II: The Church at Worship; III: The Church explains itself: 1 Stages of Self-Awareness; IV: The Church explains itself: 2 The Use of the Jewish Scriptures; V: The Church explains itself: 3 The Gospels and Acts; VI: The Church explains itself: 4 The Reign of Christ; VII: The Church under attack; VIII: Building the Superstructure and Consolidating; IX: Variety and Uniformity in the Church; X: Collecting and Sifting the Documents; XI: Postscript.
EXCURSUS I: Translation Greek and Original Greek in MatthewEXCURSUS II: Luke and the Pastoral Epistles; EXCURSUS III: (omitted); EXCURSUS IV: The Priority of Mark; INDEX OF SUBJECTS; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; INDEX OF BIBLICAL AND OTHER REFERENCES; INDEX OF AUTHORS AND BOOKS; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z.
C.F.D. Moule shows how the earliest Christian writing developed as a response to the daily demands of Christian life in societies indifferent or even hostile to Christianity, and how the selection of certain writings to constitute the basis of Christian belief was a response to specific needs. (source: Nielsen Book Data)