Embodying the Gospel: Two Exemplary Practices

Volume
Volume 7
Issue
Issue 1, Spring 2014
Title
Embodying the Gospel: Two Exemplary Practices
Abstract

Against those contemporary patterns of thought that segregate thinking and doing, or “theory” and “practice,” this essay urges that Scripture works with a more integrated and communal understanding of human life, and thus of Christian faith. Accordingly, practices like hospitality and table fellowship in Luke or the kiss of greeting in 1 Peter are not faith’s accessories; rather, they actually generate the realities they are thought to represent. They restructure relationships and prompt transformed patterns of human life. They not only serve to exemplify the good news, but are themselves the good news.

Author
Joel B. Green
Pages
11 - 21
Price
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