Ecclesiology for a Global Church A People Called and Sent

ISBN-10: 1570757690
ISBN-13: 9781570757693
Edition: 2008
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 6/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Richard Gaillardetz captures the dynamics of the church as a people called by Jesus and sent into the whole world at the juncture in human history when Christianity has become a world religion and the church has become a world church. In seven magisterial chapters Gaillardetz shows how the Venerable Bede's adage that "Every day the church gives birth to the church" has become even truer in the twenty-first century than it was in the eighth.

Foreword
Preface
Abbreviations
A People Called to Community
Early Yahwism's Understanding of Community
Ambivalence about Monarchy
Prophetic Calls to Return to Covenant Community
Israel's Response to the Exile
Israel under Hellenistic and Roman Domination
The Beginnings of the Jesus Movement
From Jesus Movement to Church
Paul's Ecclesiological Vision
Other Pauline Ecclesiological Trajectories
Other New Testament Visions of Christian Community
Structuring of Ministry in the Churches of the New Testament
Questions for Reflection
Suggestions for Further Reading and Study
A People Sent in Mission
Catholicity in the Biblical Tradition
Catholicity and the Early Missionary Orientation of the Church
Catholicity Reduced
Early Challenges to the Conquest Paradigm of Church Mission
The Development of the Church's Siege Mentality
The Gradual Recovery of the Church's Catholicity
Early-Twentieth-Century Developments regarding the Relationship between Church and Culture
Vatican II's Shift to a More Dialogical Conception of Church
Vatican II's Teaching on the Catholicity of the Church
Postconciliar Developments
Catholicity in a Postmodern Church
Whose Religion Is Christianity?
Catholicity as Intercultural Dialogue
The Asian Church as a Laboratory for the Becoming of a Dialogical Church
Feminist Perspectives on the Catholicity of the Church
Questions for Reflection
Suggestions for Further Reading and Study
A People Called to Communion
Church Local and Universal
Christian Unity at Risk in the First Millennium
Developing Church Structures in Service of the Communion of the Churches
The Medieval Transition in Ecclesiological Foundations
The Devolution of a Eucharistic Ecclesiology
The Lay Investiture Controversy
Gratian and the Rise of Canon Law
The Emergence of a "Hierocratic" Ecclesiology
Conciliarism
Failed Attempts at Reunion between East and West
The Reformation and New Challenges to the Unity of the Church
The Reformation and the Re-Imagination of Christian Unity
Roman Catholic Unity from Trent to Vatican I
The Modern Impetus toward Christian Unity
The Second Vatican Council on the Unity of the Church
Other Ecumenical Contributions
The Church as a Global Communion of Local Churches: Postconciliar Developments
An Important Debate on the Theology of the Local Church
Rediscovering a Theology of Local Church in the Global South
The Global Significance of Basic Ecclesial Communities
An African Ecclesiology of Communion: Church as Family of God
Questions for Reflection
Suggestions for Further Reading and Study
A People Called to Ministry
Teaching of Vatican II and Implications for Theology of Ministry
Liturgical Ecclesiology of Vatican II and Implications for Theology of Ministry
The Rediscovery of "Charism" as a Ministerial Concept
A Basic Reorientation of Ordained Ministry
The Contributions and Limits of the Council's Theology of Ministry
Ecumenical Developments toward a Common Theology of Ministry
Ministry in a Postmodern Church
New Features in the Structure and Practice of Ministry
New Ministries in a Global Context
Toward a Constructive Theology of Ministry for a Global Church
All Ministry Is Relational
Ministry and Mission
Complete Dismantling of the Cursus Honorum
Ministerial Accountability
Questions for Reflection
Suggestions for Further Reading and Study
A People Called to Discipleship
Foundations of Christian Identity in the Early Church
The Origins and Development of the Lay/Clergy Distinction
The Rise of Two Kinds of Christians
Late Medieval and Reformation Developments
Status of the Laity in Eastern Christianity
Catholic Views of Laity on the Eve of Vatican II
Recovery of the Priority of Baptism, Discipleship, and Mission at Vatican II
Reimagining a Holy Church
Baptismal Ordering of the Community of Disciples
The Priesthood of the Faithful
Baptism and Mission
The Church Is the New People of God
Discipleship in a Global Church
One Vocation or Many?
The Community of Disciples as a Pilgrim Church
Conclusion
Questions for Reflection
Suggestions for Further Reading and Study
A People Sustained by Memory
Apostolicity and a Theology of Tradition
Vatican II on Tradition
Vatican II on the Sensus Fidei
Apostolicity and Communal Memory
Biblical Conceptions of Memory
Transmission and Reception of Memory in the Life of the Church
Apostolicity as Eschatological Memory
The Dangerous Memories of Jesus
Dogma and Doctrine in a New Key
The Functions of Creedal Statements in Early Christianity
Finding Our Way between "Consumer Catholicism" and "Creeping Infallibility"
Conclusion: Las Abejas and the Witness to the Power of Christian Memory
Questions for Reflection
Suggestions for Further Reading and Study
A People Led by a Ministry of Memory
The Emergence of an Apostolic Office
Apostles in the New Testament
Emergence of a Stable Apostolic Office in the Postbiblical Period
Collegial Exercise of Apostolic Office
Ecumenical Councils
Emerging Papal Office
Medieval Shifts in the Nature of Apostolic Office
Renewal of Apostolic Office in the Modern Church
Vatican II on the Episcopate
Postconciliar Developments
Ecumenism and Apostolic Office
The Office of the Bishop in Service of the Catholicity of the Church's Memory
Strengthening Bonds Between Bishop and Local Church
Contemporary Examples of Bishops Serving the 'Catholicity of the Church's Memory
Regional Expressions of Episcopal Collegiality
Petrine Ministry in a Global Church
Questions for Reflection
Suggestions for Further Reading and Study
Conclusion
Select Bibliography
Index

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