Date of Award

11-1981

Embargo Period

1-2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (Theology) MA(Theol)

Faculty

Arts & Theology

School

Ministry and Theology

First Advisor

Bernard H. Brinsmead

Abstract

Any attempt to grasp a biblical theology of the laity (laos) and the Church (ekklesia) would have to deal with a vast amount of literature in the Old and New Testament. However, it is not the intent of this thesis to analyse and evaluate all the biblical data, and the secondary literature is certainly to extensive to be dealt with in this thesis. This thesis sees the calling forth of the laos and ekklesia as an act of God's grace and freedom in Jesus Christ. The topic this thesis addresses is large, deep and complex and the writer is aware of the constant demands of Scripture upon an adequate understanding of the reality and nature of the laos and ekklesia. Hence the present paper makes no pretense of theological finality.

Comments

Dissertation: Thesis (M.A.)

Andrews University, School of Graduate Studies, Avondale Campus, 1981.

Published with permission from Andrews University.

Staff and Students of Avondale may access this thesis from Avondale library (262.15 AI2).

Every effort has been made to contact the author of this thesis to gain their permission. If the author objects to this thesis being online please email research@avondale.edu.au

Recommended Citation

Alexis, Y. J. (1981). The New Testament concept of 'laos': Its nature and role and its relationship to the body of Christ (Master's thesis). Andrews University, Avondale Campus, Australia: Andrews University.

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