The Mature Church (Hardcover)

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The Mature Church (Hardcover)

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In this book, Emmanuel Mbennah argues that Christian spiritual maturity is the bridge between the new identity of the Christian, articulated in Ephesians 1-3, and the moral code of the Christian life commensurate with the new identity, presented in Ephesians 4:17--6:20. From an interpretation of Ephesians 4:13, Mbennah brings to the fore what Christian spiritual maturity is and why it is imperative. He argues that Ephesians 4:1-16 is about spiritual maturity, and not about Christian unity, except unity as a by-product of maturity. A case study in which the meaning of spiritual maturity is used as a critical standard to evaluate the spiritual maturity of a church in a particular context further clarifies the meaning of spiritual maturity and demonstrates what a sad state of immaturity a church could be in. Mbennah calls for the Church's return to the pursuit of maturity and a return to the subject in New Testament scholarship.
Emmanuel D. Mbennah (PhD, North-West University, South Africa) is the International Director of TWR Africa. He is Extraordinary Associate Professor of New Testament, Faculty of Theology, North-West University. He is also Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Communication Studies at the South Africa Theological Seminary. Mbennah's recent publications include Foundations for Child Ministry (2012).
Product Details ISBN: 9781498265270
ISBN-10: 1498265278
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication Date: August 9th, 2013
Pages: 168
Language: English