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Jesus' Call to Discipleship
After studying the evidence in the Gospels regarding the requirements of discipleship, a firm basis upon which a tradition of discipleship can be defined is found and compared against the qualities of modern discipleship.
Paperback, 152 pages
Published January 13th 2002 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 1992)
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Short and straight to the point, James Dunn crystallises from Jesus' own ministry his goals and methods for discipleship. With a strong focus on the history and background of 1st century Judaism, he comes at the topic with a totally different perspective, delving into Jesus' own focus on good news for the poor, his launching of a new Israel and the Kingdom of God. Worth reading, but more importantly, worth applying.
James D. G. ("Jimmy") Dunn (born 1939) was for many years the Lightfoot Professor of Divinity in the Department of Theology at the University of Durham. Since his retirement he has been made Emeritus Lightfoot Professor. He is a leading British New Testament scholar, broadly in the Protestant tradition. Dunn is especially associated with the New Perspective on Paul, along with N. T. (Tom) Wright a ...moreMore about James D.G. Dunn...