Community of the Word Toward an Evangelical Ecclesiology

ISBN-10: 0830827978

ISBN-13: 9780830827978

Edition: 2005

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Do North American evangelicals have a clear and strong doctrine of the church? Can we generate one?In this volume, editors Mark Husbands and Daniel J. Treier bring together thirteen scholars and teachers to explore the history of evangelical ecclesiology and the continuing discussion regarding the nature of the church, the question of sacraments, the relation of church to society, and the church's moral character and missional witness.Contributors include William J. Abraham, Gary D. Badcock, Craig A. Carter, Ellen T. Charry, William A. Dyrness, Darrell L. Guder, D. G. Hart, Willie James Jennings, Dennis L. Okholm, James K. A. Smith, Allen Verhey, John Webster and Jonathan R. Wilson.
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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 4/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 291
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Mark Husbands (Ph.D., University of St. Michael's College) is Leonard and Marjorie Maas Associate Professor of Reformed Theology atHope College. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, USA, and at Tyndale College and Seminary and Sheridan College in Toronto. While a Masters student at Wycliffe College at the Toronto School of Theology, he was senior editor of Prolegomena, an academic journal in theology.Professor Husband's academic work demonstrates a serious engagement with the work of Barth, Calvin, Luther and Jungel and extends to a consideration of reconciliation, theological anthropology and political theology. He is the author of the monograph Barth's Ethics of Prayer and Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals. He and Daniel J. Treier are editors of Justification: What's at Stake in the Recent Debates recently published by IVP. He is also editor of Theology and the End of Modernity: Essays in Conversation with Reginald Stackhouse and with Philip G. Ziegler co-edited Essays Catholic and Critical.. Husbands is also the editor of The Community of the Word.

Daniel J. Treier (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.nbsp;He is the coeditor of nine books and author of three, including Virtue and the Voice of God and Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture.

Introduction
The Church in "Evangelical" Theologies: Looking Back
The Church in Evangelical Theologies, Past and Future
The Fundamental Dispensation of Evangelical Ecclesiology
Practicing Church: Evangelical Ecclesiologies at the End of Modernity
Locating the Church Dogmatically
The Church and the Perfection of God
"The Visible Attests the Invisible"
The Church as Missional Community
The Church as Moral Community
Inclusivism, Idolatry and the Survival of the (Fittest) Faithful
"Able to Instruct One Another": The Church as a Community of Moral Discourse
The Church as Sacramental Community?
Beyond Theocracy and Individualism: The Significance of John Howard Yoder's Ecclesiology for Evangelicalism
The Church as "Sacrament"
Sacramental Ecclesiology
Locating the Church Culturally
The Church as Social Theory: A Reformed Engagement with Radical Orthodoxy
The Desire of the Church
Spaces for an Evangelical Ecclesiology
Conclusion: The Body of Christ, the Bread of Heaven
Contributors
Names Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index
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