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
Size: 42.71 MB
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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.

From Crisis To Kairos

Author: Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator
Publisher: Paulines Publications Africa
ISBN: 9966081038
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From Crisis To Kairos from the Author: Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator.

Pro Communione

Author: Benjamin Guyer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610973615
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Pro Communione from the Author: Benjamin Guyer. The proposed Anglican Covenant impinges not only upon the future of the Anglican Communion but upon global Christianity as well. Pro Communione: Theological Essays on the Anglican Covenant is the first volume that considers the completed text of the Covenant and its congruity with the Anglican tradition. Contributors across the Anglo-American world appraise the Covenant within a holistic framework defined by liturgical, historical, and ecumenical perspectives. These essays transcend current debates by illuminating abiding theological themes within Anglicanism. Creative and edifying, rigorous and hopeful, Pro Communione envisions a revival of the Anglican imagination within the context of a covenanted Anglican Communion. Contributors: Jeff Boldt, Augustine Casiday, Neil Dhingra, Andrew Goddard, Benjamin M. Guyer, N. J. A. Humphrey, Nathan G. Jennings, Evan Kuehn, Edmund Newey, Matthew S. C. Olver, Ephraim Radner, and Christopher Wells

An Introduction To Ecclesiology

Author: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830874392
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An Introduction To Ecclesiology from the Author: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. What is the church? What makes the church church? In this volume, theologian Veli-Matti KÄrkkÄinen 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, KÄrkkÄinen 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.

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.