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The Philippian Fragment
After months of meticulous archaeological sleuthing, Calvin Miller has discovered a long-lost second-century manuscript which demonstrates conclusively that in church life the more things change, the more they remain the same. In this fictional account, the author describes what might have happened in the first century and certainly is happening in the twenty-first. This C ...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published May 1st 1982 by Intervarsity Pr
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For a book that was to tongue-in-cheekly show the timelessness of the struggles of the Church of Jesus Christ, it seems very much a book of the 70's and 80's. Somehow it didn't speak to me today the way I think it would have back then. The church has moved on to other issues and other difficulties in this new century, thereby, in a sense, disrupting the theme of the story. Rather than really present the early church's struggles in a humorous, though authentic way, it simply modifies the problems ...more
Calvin Miller has written over 40 books of popular theology and inspiration. A former pastor, he is professor of preaching and pastoral ministry at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He and his wife, Joyce, have two grown children.