Koinonia and the Quest for an Ecumenical Ecclesiology

Koinonia and the Quest for an Ecumenical Ecclesiology

Author: Lorelei F. Fuchs

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802840233

Category: Religion

Page: 565

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The idea of koinonia has gained prominence in recent ecumenical discussions. Lorelei Fuchs proposes the theological concept of koinonia, loosely translated as communion, as the key to moving the fractured churches toward a future unity. Fuchs challenges churches to move beyond mere dialogue to apply their ecumenical insights at the local level. She begins by relating the exegetical meaning of koinonia to its ecumenical meaning, tracing the place of koinonia both within the churches and between the churches. She then examines the concept in the extensive and fruitful dialogues that have taken place between Lutherans, Anglicans, and Roman Catholics, finally articulating a symbolic competence for communionality that provides a rich and workable way forward for church unity at all levels. Encompassing the latest in ecumenical thought within the Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran milieu, Koinonia and the Quest for an Ecumenical Ecclesiology provides a framework for moving closer to the reality of Christ's prayer that all may be one.

Towards an Adventist Version of Communio Ecclesiology

Towards an Adventist Version of Communio Ecclesiology

Author: Tihomir Lazić

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030251819

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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This book explores how Seventh-day Adventists, like other Christians, can benefit from generating their own version of communio ecclesiology. It starts by offering a critical analysis of the status quo of the existing Adventist portrayal of church as remnant, and suggests potential ways of moving this tradition forward. To articulate a more rounded and comprehensive vision of the church’s rich and multifaceted relational nature, this book draws on the mainstream Christian koinonia-based framework. Consequently, it provides possible solutions to some of the most divisive ecclesial issues that Christian communities face today regarding church structure, ministry, mission, communal interpretation, and reform. As it sets on a new footing the conversation between Adventism and other mainstream Christian traditions, the methodology of this book serves as a pathway for any Christian community to use when revisiting and enhancing its own current theologies of the church.

Just Do It?!

Just Do It?!

Author: Dagmar Heller

Publisher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt

ISBN: 9783374053636

Category: Religion

Page: 414

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Warum feiern die verschiedenen christlichen Kirchen das Abendmahl immer noch getrennt? In der Auseinandersetzung um diese Grundfrage des ökumenischen Dialogs spielen immer wieder zwei Begriffe eine wichtige Rolle: (gegenseitige) Anerkennung und Rezeption (Aufnahme/Annahme). Es geht letztlich um die Anerkennung der jeweils anderen Kirchen als Ausdruck oder Form der einen Kirche Jesu Christi. Diese ist aber nur möglich, wenn alle beteiligten Seiten sich in einem Rezeptionsprozess die gemeinsam formulierten Einsichten zu eigen machen. Der Band dokumentiert die Vorträge der 19. Wissenschaftlichen Konsultation der Societas Oecumenica (Europäische Gesellschaft für ökumenische Forschung), die sich aus verschiedenen Perspektiven und mit verschiedenen Ansätzen mit diesen beiden Begriffen und ihrer Bedeutung bzw. ihrem Potenzial für die ökumenische Bewegung befassen. Why do the different Christian churches still celebrate the Lord's Supper separately? The discussion about this fundamental issue of ecumenical dialogue keeps coming back to two concepts that play an important role: (mutual) recognition and reception. In the end, it is about recognition of the other churches as an expression or form of the one church of Jesus Christ. This is only possible, however, if all the parties involved accept, within a process of reception, the insights they have formulated together. This volume documents the papers given at the 19th academic consultation of Societas Oecumenica (European Society for Ecumenical Research), and which deal with these two concepts from different perspectives and approaches and their importance or potential for the ecumenical movement.

Receptive Ecumenism As Transformative Ecclesial Learning

Receptive Ecumenism As Transformative Ecclesial Learning

Author: Paul D. Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192845108

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Page: 576

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Receptive Ecumenism asks not what other churches can learn from us, but 'what can we learn and receive with integrity from our ecclesial others?' The chapters in this volume, by academics, church leaders, and ecumenical practitioners, show how Receptive Ecumenism has grown and matured over the past two decades.

The Spirit-Baptized Church

The Spirit-Baptized Church

Author: Frank D. Macchia

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567680679

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Frank D. Macchia argues that the Son of God baptized (and continues to baptize) humanity in the Spirit by pouring forth the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. All four Gospels and the book of Acts describe how the Son is sent of the Father and empowered by the Spirit to fulfil this mission; Macchia in turn claims that Christ succeeds by incorporating others into himself and into the love of the Father. The Spirit-Baptized Church proposes a richly pneumatological ecclesiology that is dominated by a Pentecostal confessional concern, while also open to a larger ecumenical conversation. The volume focuses not only on the dogmatic (Trinitarian) foundations and election processes of the Spirit-baptized church, but also on its marks and witnessing practices. As an exceptionally detailed study of the Spirit-baptismal metaphor, this volume is a valuable resource for scholars of ecclesiology, Pentecostalism, and systematic theology.

Communion, Diversity, and Salvation

Communion, Diversity, and Salvation

Author: Brian Flanagan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567471406

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Questions surrounding the understanding of "communion" are a significant feature of much contemporary ecclesiology, but their prominence calls attention to wider questions regarding ecclesiological method. Brian Flanagan addresses the questions of how to characterize a systematic ecclesiology and the possibility of a systematic communion ecclesiology through an investigation of the concept of communion in the work of Jean-Marie Tillard, OP. Tillard's theology is noted as the most prominent Roman Catholic communion ecclesiology. Flanagan argues that Tillard contributes to systematic ecclesiology by defining the concept of communion in relation to Christology, soteriology, and theological anthropology, thereby framing an answer to the contemporary question of ecclesial unity and diversity. The book also assesses the danger of idealism in Tillard's thought, and suggests that further engagement with social scientific study of the church will help strengthen, nuance, and critique Tillard's idea of communion.

Celebrating a Century of Ecumenism

Celebrating a Century of Ecumenism

Author: John A. Radano

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802867056

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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Modern ecumenism traces its roots back to the 1910 World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh. Celebrating a Century of Ecumenism brings readers up to date on one hundred years of global dialogue between many different church traditions, including Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Evangelical, Orthodox, Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Oriental Orthodox, and more. Eighteen essays by authors representing a wide spectrum of denominational interests outline the achievements of this movement toward unity. The first part of the book focuses on multilateral dialogue that involved a variety of churches attempting to delineate common ground, with considerable progress reported. The second part describes bilateral discussions between two churches or groups of churches. Celebrating a Century of Ecumenism is one small marker along the way to the unity that many Christians desire, and the report it provides will encourage those involved in ecumenical discussions. Contributors: S. Wesley Ariarajah Peter C. Bouteneff Ralph Del Colle Lorelei F. Fuchs Donna Geernaert Jeffrey Gros Helmut Harder William Henn Margaret O'Gara John A. Radano Cecil M. Robeck Jr. Ronald G. Roberson William G. Rusch Mary Tanner Geoffrey Wainwright Jared Wicks Susan K. Wood

An Introduction to Ecclesiology

An Introduction to Ecclesiology

Author: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830841905

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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What is the church? In this thoroughly revised and updated text, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen provides a wide-ranging survey of ecclesiology in the midst of rapid developments and new horizons. This unique primer not only orients readers to biblical, historical, and contemporary ecclesiologies but also highlights contextual and global perspectives.

Recovering from the Anabaptist Vision

Recovering from the Anabaptist Vision

Author: Laura Schmidt Roberts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567692764

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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This volume performs a critical and vibrant reconstruction of Anabaptist identity and theological method, in the wake of the recent revelations of the depth of the sexual abuse perpetrated by the most influential Anabaptist theologian of the 20th century, John Howard Yoder. In an attempt to liberate Anabaptist theology and identity from the constricting vision appropriated and reformulated by Yoder, these essays refuse the determinative categories of the last half century supplied by and carried beyond Harold Bender's The Anabaptist Vision. While still under the shadow of decades of trauma, a recontexualized conversation about Anabaptist theology and identity emerges in this volume that is ecumenically engaged, philosophically astute, psychologically attuned, and resolutely vulnerable. The volume offers a Trinitarian and Christological framework that holds together the importance of Scripture, tradition, and the lived experience of the Christian community, as the contributors examine a wide variety of issues such as Mennonite feminism, Anabaptist queer theology, and Mennonite theological methods. These essays interrogate the operations of power, violence, exclusion, and privilege in methodology in this changed context, offering self-critical constructive alternatives for articulating Anabaptist theology and identity.

Ecumenism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Ecumenism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: R. David Nelson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567318572

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Ecumenism: A Guide for the Perplexed is a comprehensive introduction to the methods, achievements, and future prospects of the modern ecumenical movement. The authors begin the volume by charting out a serviceable definition of ecumenism, a term that has long been a source of confusion for students of theology and church history. They review the chronology of the modern ecumenical movement and highlight the major events, figures, accomplishments, and impasses. This historical survey is followed by critical examinations of three significant challenges for contemporary ecumenical theology and practice. Along the way, the authors provide commentary upon the difficulties and prospects that the ecumenical movement might anticipate as it enters this new millennium.

The Vocation of Anglicanism

The Vocation of Anglicanism

Author: Paul Avis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567664631

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Paul Avis charts a pathway of theological integrity through the serious challenges facing the Anglican Communion in the first quarter of the 21st century. He asks whether there is a special calling for Anglicanism as an expression of the Christian Church and expounds the Anglican theological tradition to shed light on current controversies. He argues in conclusion that Anglicanism is called, like all the churches, to reflect the nature of the Church that we confess in the Creed to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic. The book provides a clear view of the way that the Anglican tradition holds together aspects of the church that in other traditions are sometimes allowed to drift apart, as the Anglican understanding of the Church reveals itself to be catholic and reformed, episcopal and synodical, universal and local, biblical and reasonable, traditional and open to fresh insight. Avis combines accessible scholarly analysis with constructive arguments that will bring fresh hope and vision to Anglicans around the world.

New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic (Second Edition)

New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic (Second Edition)

Author:

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 9781783594573

Category: Religion

Page: 1200

View: 936

Since its first publication in 1988, the New Dictionary of Theology has been widely appreciated by students and readers as a trustworthy and informative guide. After almost thirty years, however, there are many new writers, issues and themes on the agenda, for theology does not stand still. Hence, this completely revised second edition includes over 400 new articles in the full set of over 800. Many of the original articles have been expanded and updated, and almost all have additional bibliographical references. Since material on biblical theology is now covered at length in IVP's New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, this volume is therefore more specifically a dictionary of historical and systematic theology. The New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic has an international team of contributors, and many are acknowledged experts in their fields. The Dictionary combines excellence in scholarship with a high standard of clarity and insight into current theological issues, yet it avoids being unduly technical. Students, teachers and ministers, as well as scholars and everyone seeking a better understanding of theology, will value it as an indispensable reference work. The volume is enhanced by a spacious and clear design, an extensive and easy-to-use cross-reference system and bibliographies which feature the best and most readily available works in English.