By Raymond F. Collins

ISBN-10: 0814682383

ISBN-13: 9780814682388

What gentle does the recent 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 realization to the query, which after all has vital implications for the church in our personal day. notwithstanding the answer's now not an easy one, and it doesn't unavoidably translate immediately into transparent modern ecclesial coverage, it nonetheless serves as a massive beginning for dialogue. Collins supplies cautious attention of the technique for use in coming near near the query and to big facets of the sociocultural context of first-century Palestine in which the hot testomony took shape. He then explores what Jesus stated to the disciples, a number of 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 most modern paintings of his will lengthy count between his...

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