Sojourners and Strangers The Doctrine of the Church

ISBN-10: 1581346611

ISBN-13: 9781581346619

Edition: 2012

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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 11/30/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

JOHN S. FEINBERG (PhD, University of Chicago)is chair of the department of biblical and systematic theology andprofessor of biblical and systematic theology at TrinityEvangelical Divinity School. He is the author of No One LikeHim: The Doctrine of God .PAUL D. FEINBERG (ThD, Dallas TheologicalSeminary) was professor of biblical and systematic theology atTrinity Evangelical Divinity School. He passed away in 2004.

Series Introduction
Foundational Issues
Introduction to Ecclesiology
Ecclesial Background and Experience
Basic Idea of the Church
Ecclesiology as a Doctrine
The Scope of Ecclesiology
The Sufficiency of Scripture
Other Sources
The Methodology for Ecclesiology
Continuity and Discontinuity between the Testaments
Biblical Language: Prescription versus Description
Basic Approaches to Ecclesiology
Concluding Question: Is Ecclesiology an Important Doctrine?
The Church of the New Covenant
The Concept of the Church
The Concept of Covenant
Covenants That Were Operative before Christ
The Church of the New Covenant
The Inception of the Church
The Relationship of the Church and Israel
The Relationship of the Church and the Kingdom of God
The Identity of the Kingdom of God
The Church and the Kingdom as God's Universal Rule and Eternal Dominion
The Church and the Kingdom as Israel
The Church and the Kingdom as Belonging to the Son of Man/Davidic King
The Church and the Kingdom as an Inaugurated Reality
The Church and the Kingdom as an Eschatological Reality
The Biblical Vision-Characteristics of the Church
Characteristics Regarding the Origin and Orientation of the Church
The Church Is Doxological
The Church Is Logocentric
Logos: Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word of God
Logos: Scripture, the Inspired Word of God
The Church Is Pneumadynamic
Affirming the Church as Doxological, Logocentric, and Pneumadynamic
Characteristics Regarding the Gathering and Sending of the Church
The Church Is Covenantal
The Church in New Covenant Relationship with God through Christ
Church Members in Covenant Relationship with One Another
The Church as Covenantal: Some Specifications
The Church Is Confessional
Personal Confession of Faith in the Saving
Lordship of Jesus Christ
A Common, Corporate Confession of the Church's Faith
A Proposal
The Church Is Missional
The Church Is Spatio-temporal/Eschatological
The Vision Actualized-The Growth of the Church
The Purity and Unity of the Church
The Purity of the Church
The Reality of More-Pure and Less-Pure Churches
The Unity of the Church
Foundations of Church Unity
Maintaining Church Unity
Church Discipline
Definition and Its Biblical Support
Two Key Texts and Their Application to Church Discipline
Matthew 18:15-20
1 Corinthians 5:1-13 (with 2 Corinthians 2:5-11)
Other Matters Requiring Church Discipline
Heretical Teaching
Leadership Failures
The Practice of Church Discipline
The Government of the Church
The Offices of the Church
The Office of Apostle
The Apostles and Their Qualifications
The Ministries of the Apostles
The Cessation of the Office of Apostle
The Office of Elder
The Limitation of the Office of Elder to Qualified Men
The Complementarian Position
The Egalitarian Position
Responses to the Egalitarian Position
A Challenge from the Complementarian Position
The Office of Deacon/Deaconess
The Office of Service
Qualifications and Responsibilities
The Accessibility of the Office of Deacon to Both Men and Women (Deaconesses)
Types of Church Government
The Supreme Headship of Jesus Christ
Historical Types of Church Government
Biblical and Theological Support
Misapprehensions and Misgivings
Biblical and Theological Support
Misapprehensions and Misgivings
Biblical and Theological Support
Misapprehensions and Misgivings
Varieties of Congregationalism
Single Pastor with Board of Deacons
Plurality of Elders
A Model of Church Governance
Support for Strong Connections among Congregational Churches
Biblical Examples
Lessons Learned from Episcopalianism and Presbyterianism
Historical Precedents
Intense Longing for Cooperation
A Proposal for the Governance of Congregational Churches
Excursus: Multisite Churches
Biblical Support
Theological Support
A Multisite Church Model
The Ordinances of the Church
Sacraments and Ordinances: General Discussion
A Brief History of the Development of Baptismal Theology and Practice
Baptism in the Early Church
The Turn to Infant Baptism
Reformation Changes to Baptism
Martin Luther
Huldrych Zwingli
The Anabaptists
John Calvin
Post-Reformation Developments
The Current Theological Divide between Paedobaptism and Believer's Baptism: Who Is to Be Baptized?
Key Tenets of Infant Baptism (or Paedobaptism)
Key Tenets of Believer's Baptism (or Credobaptism)
Evaluation of Believer's Baptism by Paedobaptism, and Rejoinders by Believer's Baptism
Evaluation of Paedobaptism by Believer's Baptism, and Rejoinders by Paedobaptism
The Practice of Believer's Baptism
The Mode of Baptism
The Meaning of Baptism
Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?
Miscellaneous Matters for Believer's Baptism
The Lord's Supper
Historical Development: The Early and Medieval Church
The Five Principal Views of the Lord's Supper
Catholic Transubstantiation
Lutheran Consubstantiation (or Sacramental Union)
Zwinglian Memorial View
Calvinist Spiritual Presence View
Anabaptist and Baptist Views
Biblical and Theological Framework
The Institution by Jesus Christ
The Pauline Tradition
My Perspective and Matters of Application
The Nature of the Lord's Supper
Regular Observance with Biblically Prescribed Elements
Participants in the Lord's Supper
Participation in a Worthy Manner
A Symbol of Church Unity
A Proleptic Celebration
The Ministries of the Church
Ministries of the Church
Divine Enablement for Ministry: Spiritual Gifts
Utterance of Wisdom and Utterance of Knowledge
Acts of Mercy
Gifts of Healing
Working of Miracles/Miracles
Distinguishing of Spirits
Kinds of Tongues
Interpretation of Tongues
Other "Gifts"
The Church Worships the Triune God
Defining Worship
Regulative Principle versus Normative Principle
The Church Proclaims the Word of God
The Church Engages Non-Christians with the Gospel
The Church Disciples Its Members
Christian Education
Community Life
The Church Cares for People
Financial Support of Pastors
Assistance for Those in Need
The Church Is for and against the World
Sojourners and Strangers
Scripture Index
General Index
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