The Missional-Ecclesial Leadership Vision of the Early Church

Shaw, Perry W. H.
April 2013
Evangelical Review of Theology;Apr2013, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p131
Academic Journal
The article examines the fundamental missional-ecclesial governance of the early church. It is asserted that Christian writers tend to seek justification for contemporary church governance through eisegetical readings of texts describing the developing life of the early church, which causes the fundamental missional-ecclesial vision of the apostolic writers to be lost. Authority was vested in the Eleven apostles as described in the opening of Acts.


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