Murray Harris

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  • Slave Of Christ

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    Series Preface
    Author’s Preface

    1. Introduction
    2. Slavery In The Roman Empire In The First Century A.D.
    3. The New Testament Attitude Towards Physical Slavery
    4. Slavery And Freedom
    5. Slavery And Lordship
    6. Slavery And Ownership
    7. Slavery And Privilege
    8. Slave Of Christ Its Significance In The New Testament
    9. Slave Of Christ Four New Testament Examples

    1. The Use Of Doulos In The Septuagint
    2. New Testament Terms Denoting Slavery
    3. The Translation Of Doulos In English Versions Of The New Testament
    Index Of Authors
    Index Of Subjects
    Index Of Principal Greek And Latin Terms And Phrases
    Index Of Biblical References
    Index Of Other Ancient Authors And Writings

    Additional Info
    The New Testament finds many ways to depict Christians’ relationships to their Lord. They are his disciples, sons, daughters, and friends. But it is perhaps too little recognized that they are also his slaves. This study sets out to uncover what it means to be a slave of Christ. Murray Harris begins by assessing the nature of actual slavery in the Greco-Roman world and the New Testament’s attitude towards it. Drawing insights from this, he goes on to unfold the metaphor of slavery to Christ. Among the topics discussed are slavery and spiritual freedom, lordship, ownership, and privilege. Slave of Christ is a model of good biblical theology, providing insights both for further study of the Bible and for practical application. It will be appreciated in both church and academy.

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