The Priestly Kingdom

In this volume of essays John Howard Yoder projects a vision of Christian social ethics rooted in historical community and illuminated by scripture.

Author: John Howard Yoder

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 0268161682

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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In this volume of essays John Howard Yoder projects a vision of Christian social ethics rooted in historical community and illuminated by scripture. Drawing upon scriptural accounts of the early church, he demonstrates the Christian community's constant need for reform and change. Yoder first examines the scriptural and theoretical foundations of Christian social ethics. While personally committed to the "radical reformation" tradition, he eschews "denominational" categorization and addresses Christians in general. The status of Christian community, he argues, cannot be separated from the doctrinal content of beliefs and the moral understanding of discipleship. As a result, the Christian's voluntary commitment to a particular community, as distinct from secular society, offers him valuable resources for practical moral reasoning. From a historical perspective, Yoder reviews the efforts of sixteenth-century radical (or Anabaptist) reformers to return to the fundamental ethical standards of the New Testament, and to disengage the community, as a biblically rooted call to faith that does not imply withdrawal from the pluralistic world. Rather, radical commitment to Christianity strengthens and renews the authentic human interests and values of the whole society. His analyses of democracy and of civil religion illustrate how Christianity must challenge and embrace the wider world.

Evangelism God s Way A Kingdom Aspect Of Priesthood

No other place this could be clearer in the scriptures than when a rebellious king Saul turned against the priesthood and executed the priests (1 Samuel 22). The divine plan is therefore for the priesthood to be a priesthood-kingdom ...

Author: Dr Cleopa J.S.K Mushi

Publisher: Dr Cleopa J.S.K. Mushi

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Category: Religion

Page: 106

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If evangelism would not be perceived as an integral part of the calling of a church into a royal priesthood, then, many spiritual challenges would be evident in the life of the corresponding body of Christ. The individuals within the body of Christ and the ministry as a whole would experience spiritual imbalance in their growth and at most unhealthy Christian living and doctrinal challenges.The interlink between evangelism ministry and the royal priesthood calling of the church is the main proponent of this book. Evangelism God's Way, approaches this argument from both theological and some practical insights and provides a fresh comprehension of what, why, and how evangelism forms the core part of a royal priesthood ministry, both at individual and church levels.The book is handy and parked with scriptural insights on how God would develop this understanding throughout the Biblical revelation. It is a must-read for any Christian, a minister, or a church leader, and can be shared in a Bible study setting to enrich the body of believers with who they are as members of this precious calling of the Lord. As it is stated in this book, "the church is only as strong as it is in evangelism", and as one goes through the pages of this book one continues to realise how true this statement is.

Kingdom of Priests

The text is accented with nearly twenty maps and charts. "Kingdom of Priests has served several generations of students and colleagues with distinction, so it is with delight that I welcome this second edition.

Author: Eugene H. Merrill

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801031990

Category: History

Page: 554

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This revised edition of a proven textbook offers an up-to-date articulation of a conservative evangelical position on Old Testament history.

The Gospel of the Kingdom

The external acts of religion were monopolized by a priestly caste and the privilege of offering sacrifice was ... kingdoms the Northern ( or Israelite ) and the Southern ( or Judean ) -fell before their enemies as the prophets had ...

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Category: Church and social problems

Page: 470

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Royal Priesthood Studies 101

Jesus Christ, through His priestly ministry, provided salvation unto all men.

Author: Roderick L. Evans

Publisher: Abundant Truth Publishing

ISBN: 160141272X

Category: Religion

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Jesus Christ, through His priestly ministry, provided salvation unto all men. Those who receive Him, of both Jew and Gentile, become members of His family. Under the Old Covenant, the priesthood belonged to Aaron and his sons. Since believers, by faith, are part of Christ’s family line, they receive the ministry of the priesthood also. In the pages of this study, we will provide foundational truth concerning the royal priesthood of the believer.


The Heavenly Arcana

as here denoting spiritual good , which is the good of truth , that is , the good into which the man of the Spiritual Church is introduced by truth ; the reason why this good is signified by a kingdom of priests is , because this is ...

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

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Category: Bible

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Arcana Coelestia

... the reason why this good is signified by a kingdom of priests is , because this is said to the house of Jacob and the ... 1672 , 2547 , 4691 ; and by priests good , for the priestly [ office or principle ) , which was represented by ...

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

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Category: Bible

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Arcana Coelestia Exodus

as here denoting , spiritual good , which is the good of truth , that is , the good into which the man of the Spiritual Church is introduced by truth ; the reason why this good is signified by a kingdom of priests is , because this is ...

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

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Journal of the General Convention of the New Jerusalem

By kingdom is also signified truth ( 1762 , 2547 , 4691 ) ; and by priests , good ; for thc priestly principle of the Lord ( sacerdotale Domini ) , which was represented by the priests , signifies Divine Good ; and the regal principle ...

Author: General Convention of the New Jerusalem in the United States of America

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