Identifying Ourselves

In the New Testament the Church gave itself all sorts of names like believers, saints, disciples, brothers and sisters while it identified outsiders as unbelievers, sinners and ungodly. Where do these designations come from, what do they say about the Church and those outside it, and how should it shape the way the Church thinks about itself and outsiders today?

These are the type of issues discussed in the interview below for OnScript podcast of New Testament scholar Paul Treblico, who discusses his book Outsider Designations and Boundary Construction in the New Testament (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.)

Header image source: Christianity Today

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