The latest book in the successful Understanding Jesus Today series deals with the role of discipleship in Christianity. James Dunn explores the original meaning of discipleship in the early Church and then discusses what discipleship should mean for Christians today. The evidence in the Gospels regarding the requirements of discipleship, including the beliefs and daily character of the life of a disciple, are explored and a firm basis upon which a tradition of discipleship can be defined is found.
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"Prepare to be challenged in some of your traditional thinking by this book...timely and interesting...offers a plausible interpretation of what Jesus' call to discipleship means to us as we approach the twenty-first century." - The Theological EducatorDownload sample chapter
2. The call of the kingdom
3. Good news for the poor
4. The boundary breaker
5. Would Jesus have been disappointed with the church?
6. Concluding reflections
Questions for discussion
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