Is Marketing Salvation Cynical?
This past week I have been discussing a possible explanation of the rapid growth of Christianity in its early years. On August 19th, a book review by Frank Matera became available, I and others having been alerted to this and other reviews by Mark Goodacre. I mention this because for a brief moment I wondered if I was being cynical in suggesting that the early Christians marketed salvation.
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Salvation in the New Testament: Perspectives on Soteriology, edited by Jan G. van der Watt, is a must read book to be borrowed from the library to avoid sticker shock.