The Open Body

Author: Zachary Guiliano
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433119385
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The Open Body from the Author: Zachary Guiliano. <I>The Open Body emerges from a conference held at Harvard Divinity School in April 2011. The essays in this book reflect on ecclesiology in the Anglican tradition, that is, they debate whether and how humans should gather as a -church- in the name of Christ. While the prompt for this collection of essays is the contemporary crisis in the Anglican Communion regarding homosexuality and church governance, this book provides a capacious re-interpretation and re-imagination of the central metaphor of Christian community, namely -the Body of Christ-. By suggesting that the Body of Christ is -open-, the authors are insisting that while the recent controversy within the Anglican Communion should prompt and even influence theological reflection on Christian community, it should not define or determine it. In other words, the controversy is regarded as an -opening- or an opportunity to imagine and to examine the past, present, and future of the Church, both of the Anglican Communion and of the entire Body of Christ. Some of the essays begin their reappraisal by looking backward and offering creative theological retrievals from the early Church; some essays offer fresh perspectives on the recent Anglican past and present; others examine the present ecclesiology from a comparative, interreligious perspective; and still others are keen to anticipate and influence the possible future(s) of the Body of Christ."

Struggling In Good Faith

Author: Mychal Copeland, MTS
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594736022
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Struggling In Good Faith from the Author: Mychal Copeland, MTS. A comprehensive sourcebook telling the story of the religious struggles—and celebrations—for LGBTQI inclusion across the American religious landscape.

Preaching And The Theological Imagination

Author: Zachary Guiliano
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9781433125003
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Preaching And The Theological Imagination from the Author: Zachary Guiliano. In an era in which The Episcopal Church and the Church of England have become increasingly alarmed about numerical decline, Christian proclamation has become more important than ever. To fully meet this challenge, Anglicans must reclaim a vocation to preach the good news with both deep theological grounding and imaginative dynamism. Crucial to this process is a sustained engagement with deepening the theological imagination of the whole Christian community, through renewed practices of, and approaches to, preaching, study, and spiritual development.

Ecumenical Ecclesiology

Author: Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567009130
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Ecumenical Ecclesiology from the Author: Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen. A rich collection of fifteen articles by European, North American and Asian theologians, concerned with the concept, life, unity and future of the church.

Where We Dwell In Common

Author: Gerard Mannion
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137503165
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Where We Dwell In Common from the Author: Gerard Mannion. This book originated on the steep slopes of Umbria, inspired by the ideas of the thirteenth century visionaries Francis and Clare of Assisi, who promoted dialogue in forms that were well beyond the conventional norms of their day. Drawn by their inspiring visions for open and dynamic exchange, which have fuelled the work of countless others since their day, an ecumenical and interfaith gathering: 'Where We Dwell in Common – Pathways for Dialogue in the 21st Century' took place in Assisi in April 2012, organized by the Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network. There, over two-hundred and fifty people were gathered from more than fifty-five different nations to explore the prospects for ecclesial, interreligious, and faith-world dialogue for these times. Where We Dwell in Common is about 'thinking outside the box' in order to find new ways to promote active, constructive dialogue, encounters, and understanding for our times.

Drenched In Grace

Author: Lizette Larson-Miller
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621897532
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Drenched In Grace from the Author: Lizette Larson-Miller. The importance of baptism within Christian history, theology, and practice is of the first order. Rooted in Christian Scripture, baptism is initiation into Jesus Christ and the sacramental beginning of engagement with the church, the body of Christ. In recent decades, the relationship between baptismal theology and ecclesiology has changed. Rather than focusing solely on the implications of baptism for individuals, the center of theological conversation has moved increasingly to the nature of baptism as formative of the church. One of the pioneers in exploring this theological issue in the United States has been the Rev. Dr. Louis Weil, who, from the time he helped author the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, has advocated for an approach called "baptismal ecclesiology." In a number of essays since the 1980s, Dr. Weil has encouraged an increasingly ecumenical conversation around this particular approach to ecclesiology. This ecumenical collection of essays by a distinguished and international group of sixteen scholars continues the conversation on liturgy and ecclesiology begun by Fr. Weil.

The People Of God

Author: Paul Basden
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606088947
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The People Of God from the Author: Paul Basden. The term Believers' Church refers to those who regard the church as the fellowship of regenerate followers of Jesus Christ. Membership in these churches is founded on a voluntary confession of Jesus as Lord. Each member has access to God in worship and prayer and accepts responsibility for carrying the gospel to the world. The Word of God serves as the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. Written by capable thinkers in the Believers' Church tradition, The People of God addresses key issues in the area of ecclesiology. The contributions represent a wide variety of mature theological reflection. Exploring these ecclesiological concerns from a theological, biblical, historical, and contemporary perspective, these essays reflect the unity and diversity of the Believers' Church heritage.

Confessing God

Author: John Webster
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567658899
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Confessing God from the Author: John Webster. Put together as a companion volume to his earlier volume, Word and Church, in this book John Webster begins to give voice to a reordered conception of the substance of Christian teaching, at the heart of which lies a discovery of the content and consequences of Christian teaching about God's perfection. Webster gives the readers a worked example of 'theological theology', that is, Christian theology which takes its rise in the Christian confession of the gospel which seeks to hear, celebrate and commend. This classic volume from one of the leading theologians in the world remains an important contribution to the field of systematic theology. For this Cornerstones edition Webster has written a new preface in which he sets the work against the current debate and his own current theology.

Body Politics

Author: John Howard Yoder
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Body Politics from the Author: John Howard Yoder.