Introduction to Ecclesiology Ecumenical, Historical and Global Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0830826882

ISBN-13: 9780830826889

Edition: 2002

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What is the church?What makes the church church?In this volume, theologian Veli-Matti Krkkinen provides an up-to-date survey and analysis of the major ecclesiological traditions, the most important theologians, and a number of contextual approaches that attempt to answer these essential questions.Drawing on his international experience, global research and ecumenical awareness, Krkkinen presents an overview of both traditional and contemporary expressions of the Christian church. An Introduction to Ecclesiology will richly reward the student, pastor or layperson who is looking for a comprehensive and insightful overview of the unity and diversity of understandings and practices within the one church of Jesus Christ.
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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 11/2/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Introduction: The Role of Ecclesiology in (Systematic) Theology
Ecclesiological Traditions
The Church as an Icon of the Trinity: Eastern Orthodox Ecclesiology
The Church as the People of God: Roman Catholic Ecclesiology
The Church as Just and Sinful: Luteran Ecclesiology
The Church as Covenant: Reformed Ecclesiology
The Church as the Fellowship of Believers: Free Church Ecclesiologies
The Church in the Power of the Spirit: Pentecostal/Charismatic Ecclesiologies
The Church as One: The Ecumenical Movement Ecclesiologies
Leading Contemporary Ecclesiologists
John Zizioulas: Communion Ecclesiology
Hans Kung: Charismatic Ecclesiology
Wolfhart Pannenberg: Universal Ecclesiology
Jurgen Moltmann: Messianic Ecclesiology
Miroslav Volf: Participatory Ecclesiology
James McClendon Jr: Baptist Ecclesiology
Lesslie Newbigin: Missionary EcclesiologyConcluding Reflections on Leading Ecclesiologists
Contextual Ecclesiologies
The Non-Church Movement in Asia
Base Ecclesial Communities in Latin America
The Feminist Church
African Independent Churches' Ecclesiology
The Shepherding Movement's Renewal Ecclesiology
"A World Church"
The Post-Christian Church as "Another City"Epilogue: Ecclesiological Challenges for the Third Millennium
Names Index
Subject Index
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