Patterns of Discipleship in the New Testament is a great resource for diving into biblical discipleship. The inaugural volume of the McMaster New Testament Series—sponsored by McMaster Divinity College in order to address central New Testament themes—this first volume is designed like a symposium, compiling 13 rigorous yet accessible essays by world-class biblical scholars on discipleship in the New Testament. A text which Gordon Fee called “a useful, often thought-provoking collection of essays by careful New Testament scholars on a very timely subject,” Patterns of Discipleship in the New Testament is both scholarly and pastoral in style and content. These articles dive into the intricacies of discipleship as displayed in the New Testament from Matthew to Revelation. This text is a treasury of practical insight for the good work of discipleship, building from the premise that, as editor Richard Longenecker puts it: “[discipleship] needs better biblical rootage than it usually receives in the popular press and better personal application than it usually receives in scholarly writings.” Patterns of Discipleship in the New Testament seeks to provide both, encouraging you to grow in biblical knowledge as well as in practical discipleship.
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Readers . . . who are struggling to define and implement strategies for discipleship in the churches will find this volume helpful and provoking as a pretext and foundation for their work. As to the readability, the authors have hit their intended mark in most cases, creating a collection of accessible and intelligent essays for the layperson and clergyperson alike.
For preachers, there are many sermon ideas embedded in this excellent book. For theologians and professors, this is a highly readable popularization of all the main ideas about discipleship circulating in responsible arenas at the present time.
—Calvin Theological Journal
Thirteen scholars . . . discuss the varied concepts of discipleship in the New Testament and seek to draw out some simple applications to modern Christian life. The chapters are well-organized, well-documented and balanced. . . Useful to students, clergy and others wishing to study, or preach on, discipleship.
—The Expository Times
Richard N. Longenecker served as distinguished professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College and taught for many years at Wycliffe College in the University of Toronto. His education includes a BA and MA from Wheaton College, and a PhD from New College in the University of Edinburgh. He was also honored with a DD from Wycliffe College. He is the author of numerous books, including Galatians: Word Biblical Commentary, Christology in the New Testament, and The Challenge of Jesus’ Parables.