Soulmates: Friendship, Fellowship, and the Making of Christian Community  -     By: David Horn
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Soulmates: Friendship, Fellowship, and the Making of Christian Community

Hendrickson Publishers / 2017 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 250
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN-13: 9781619708426

Publisher's Description

For all the vast talk about the nature of the church over the years, our understanding of the actual relationship we euphemistically call "Christian community" is rather thin and incomprehensible. Peel away the institutional hard shell around what we understand to be the church and what fleshy relationship lies within? This book seeks to give definition to this utterly unique relationship--let's call it "fellowship." It does so in large measure by setting it against the backdrop of another important relationship that serves most often as its chief counterfeit--"friendship."



Are we simply to be "more friendly" than those around us? Or, maybe, just maybe, the relationship that we are to engender in one another in our life together is to be far more unique and radical than we often imagine.



Sample chapters include:

- The Many Faces of Relationships

- On Being a Friend

- More on Friendship

- Community in the Making

- More on the Making of Community

- Great Expectations

- The Hospitality of Sojourners and Aliens


Author Bio

David Horn (ThD, Boston University School of Theology) served for over twenty years as director of the Ockenga Institute of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, which included overseeing the Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal and the Compass Program. He also served on the
pastoral staff of First Congregational Church in Hamilton, Massachusetts, and continues to be actively involved in the leadership and teaching ministries of the church. Dr. Horn writes and speaks on issues related to practical theology and sociology of religion.

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