A Tall Task: Then and Now

I recently finished reading Micheal Green’s Evangelism in the Early Church and will be sharing a few select quotes over the week or so. This one jumped out to me early on in the book:

First and foremost among the difficulties the early missionaries encountered was the fact that they were nobodies. A handful of men without formal rabbinic training were attempting to correct the theology and belief, let alone the religious practices, of properly qualified, professional religious leaders: men, moreover, who stood in a tradition of oral instruction which was supposed to reach back to Moses. What impertinence!

–Michael Green, Evangelism in the Early Church (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans), p51.

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~ by toddbumgarner on July 2, 2008 12:08 pm.

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