Some modern exegetes claim that the disciples' experience of Jesus after the resurrection was nothing more than a visionary experience. This article wants to challenge this view. It further challenges the view that the body of Christ was not important for the church in Jerusalem's concept of the resurrection of Christ.
What is the function of the imperatives in Ephesians 6:10-18? Are they simply a call to personal piety? Reinhard argues that it is important to understand the larger message of this pericope that comes from its relationship to the rest of the letter. Individuals are empowered as members of the church to strive to become who they already are in Christ. Believers should recognize their place within the body of Christ.
What is the nature of the relationship between Christ and the church? What is the role of the church in salvation? In this article the author reflects on the significance of the image used for the church as the body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12:27 for our understanding of the functions of the church as prophet, priest, and king.