By Raymond F. Collins

ISBN-10: 0814682383

ISBN-13: 9780814682388

What gentle does the hot testomony shed at the perform of celibacy for the sake of the dominion? In his most up-to-date paintings, well known Scripture student Raymond F. Collins turns his recognition to the query, which after all has vital implications for the church in our personal day. although the answer's no longer an easy one, and it doesn't inevitably translate instantly into transparent modern ecclesial coverage, it nonetheless serves as an enormous origin for dialogue. Collins supplies cautious attention of the method for use in impending the query and to special points of the sociocultural context of first-century Palestine in which the recent testomony took shape. He then explores what Jesus stated to the disciples, numerous disciples' personal prestige as married males, and Paul's educating and private instance on marriage. Raymond Collins has served the church via his considerate and scholarly exegetical paintings for many years. This newest paintings of his will lengthy count between his...

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James N. Anderson holds (Ph. D. computing device SimulationUniversity of Edinburgh; Ph. D. Philosophical Theology, collage of Edinburgh). he's at present hired through the college as a learn Fellow. He is living in Edinburgh along with his spouse Catriona and their young ones, and is Assistant Pastor (special accountability for evangelism) at Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh, united kingdom. He has authored Paradox in Christian Theology: An research of Its Presence, personality, and Epistemic prestige.

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Milligan. N-A28 Novum Testamentum Graece. 28th rev. ed. Edited by Barbara and Kurt Aland et al. Münster: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2012.  S. New Series NAB New American Bible NCB New Century Bible NEB New English Bible New Docs New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity. R. Horsley and S. Llewelyn. North Port, NSW: Macquarie University, 1981—. NICNT New International Commentary on the New Testament NIDB New Interpreters’ Dictionary of the Bible. 5 vols. Nashville: Abingdon, 2006–9. NIGTC New International Greek Testament Commentary NovT Novum testamentum NovTSup Novum Testamentum Supplements NTL New Testament Library NTS New Testament Studies NTTS New Testament Tools and Studies NPNF Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers.

Edited by Jacques-Paul Migne, Paris: Imprimerie catholique, 1844–64. Q Qumran; Quelle, the Sayings Source for the Synoptic Gospels R. Rabbi RB Revue biblique REB Revised English Bible RevQ Revue de Qumran RSV Revised Standard Version RTP Revue de théologie et de philosophie SBFLA Studii biblici Franciscani liber annus SBLABib Society of Biblical Literature Academia Biblica SBLDS Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series SBM Stuttgarter biblische Monographien SBS Stuttgarter Bibelstudien SCH Studies in Church History SNTSU Studien zum Neuen Testament und seiner Unwelt SP Sacra Pagina STDJ Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah SVTQ St.

Francis Xavier University Nova Scotia, Canada Accompanied by a Believing Wife Ministry and Celibacy in the Earliest Christian Communities Raymond F. org A Michael Glazier Book published by Liturgical Press Cover design by Jodi Hendrickson. Cover photo: Thinkstock. Unless cited within patristic and canonical writings, all Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition © 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.

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