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The Apostolic Age Ernst Von Dobschutz

The Apostolic Age

Ernst Von Dobschutz

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230298771
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26 pages
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Dieses historische Buch kann zahlreiche Tippfehler und fehlende Textpassagen aufweisen. Kaufer konnen in der Regel eine kostenlose eingescannte Kopie des originalen Buches vom Verleger herunterladen (ohne Tippfehler). Ohne Indizes. Nicht dargestellt.MoreDieses historische Buch kann zahlreiche Tippfehler und fehlende Textpassagen aufweisen. Kaufer konnen in der Regel eine kostenlose eingescannte Kopie des originalen Buches vom Verleger herunterladen (ohne Tippfehler). Ohne Indizes. Nicht dargestellt. 1910 edition. Auszug: ...on a violent political agitation instead of a quiet propaganda. Paul vigorously opposed this tendency when it showed itself in Thessalonica, and in this connexion he uttered that saying which has for all time stamped work as a Christian duty- If any will not work, neither let him eat. Pious begging was naturally repugnant to a man who did not even make use for himself of the missionarys right to support by the community. Besides domestic and civic duties there are also duties to the Christian community. The closest possible cohesion is aimed at. But this did not everywhere meet with approval- the Corinthians, for example, were of opinion that one did enough for membership of the new religious society if one went occasionally to its assemblies. For the rest they lived as before, for example, went to law and associated with their non-Christian friends, even when the latter invited them to sacrificial feasts in heathen temples. This Paul rejects decisively and with horror- intercourse in heathen private houses he allows, yet obviously with reluctance. He thinks it a disgrace to the community that Christians should dispute before heathen tribunals. In the Christian assemblies he desires that the idea of brotherly association should be really put into practice. The demands which the community made on its members were certainly not small, especially in the case of the well-to-do. Some placed the whole of their house at the disposal of the community as a place for meeting- others received the missionary with his assistants, gave lodging to brethren from other communities, looked after the poor and the sick in their own community. To discharge all this labour of love there were in the beginning...