The People Paul Admired by Beulah Wood(SAIACS Press)
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Beulah Wood has made the early church come alive. She writes about the early church using first-person narratives to take us right into the house churches held in homes of people who Paul admired. The book asks and answers questions relevant today as we consider the how the gospel will be spread. Where did the old social barriers break down at the coming of Christianity? Where did practice join theology to break down the division between rich and poor or Jew and Greek, so that they ate together? In the hospitality of house church hosts and hostesses. What happened to teh barrier between slave and free? They disappeared when they prayed together. And the failure to value women? That dissolved as hosts and hostesses served the friends who entered their door. Paul saw this, admired and praised the house church leaders, and planned on homes to grow the gospel.
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