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Title: Christ's Victorious Church: Essays on Biblical Ecclesiology and Eschatology in Honor of Tom Friskney
Author: Weatherly, Jon A (ed)
Publisher: Wipf and Stock; Publication Date: 2001
Paperback; ISBN: 9781579107383
Volumes: 1; Pages: 202
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Christ's Victorious Church represents the synthesis of concerns that made the teaching of Tom Friskney so influential. Written by some of his former students and colleagues, the essays in this collection combine interests in critically informed exegesis, the construction of a genuinely and comprehensively biblical theology, the lived experience of Christianity, and the proclamation of the gospel to the church and the world. Emphasizing the crucial biblical perspectives on the church as the people of God and the last things as the climax and fulfillment of God's work in the world, this volume celebrates and carries forward the legacy of a quietly inspiring scholar, teacher and minister.From 1954 to 2001, Tom Friskney taught as a professor at Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary. Though his many interests enabled him to teach a variety of subjects, his greatest impact was in New Testament studies. That impact can be seen in a generation of former students--serving as college and seminary educators, ministers and volunteers--who cite him as their formative influence. These essays, written by former students and colleagues to honor their mentor and friend, discuss the twin emphases of Tom Friskney's teaching, the church and the last things. In keeping with the honoree's wide-ranging pursuits, they vary from the scholarly to the homiletical to the reflective.Tom Friskney served as Professor of Greek and New Testament at Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary beginning in 1954. In his teaching, he developed an approach to exegesis and the construction of theology that anticipated many of the most important recent developments in biblical studies. Always highly active in the ministry of the church as well as the classroom, his approach to the biblical text was consistently informed by the needs of real Christians in real churches. This distinct combination of concerns enabled him to shape a generation of students who now minister, teach and write in the fellowship of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ and beyond.