- ISBN: 1540961753, 9781540961754
- Page count: 224
- Published: 2020-01-21
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Baker Academic
- Author: Robert J. Banks
This highly readable investigation of the early church explores the revolutionary nature, dynamics, and effects of the earliest Christian communities. It introduces readers to the cultural setting of the house churches of biblical times, examines the apostle Paul's vision of life in the Christian church, and explores how the New Testament model of community applies to Christian practice today.
Updated and revised throughout, this 40th-anniversary edition incorporates recent research, updates the bibliography, and adds a new fictional narrative that depicts the life and times of the early church.