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.

Adventist Interchurch Relations

Adventist Interchurch Relations

Author: Stefan Höschele

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783847014638

Category: Religion

Page: 513

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This study presents the first comprehensive analysis of Seventhday Adventist interchurch relations – a 20-million member body whose ecumenical stance has so far been underresearched. For the sake of interpreting denominational involvement and reservations in Adventism as well as beyond, the study develops a new academic approach to ecumenism based on Relational Models Theory, a comprehensive social science paradigm of interpreting human relationships. The resulting typology of ecumenical interactions and the historical case study of Adventism suggest that such a relational interpretation of ecumenical interaction sheds light on many of the unresolved issues in ecumenics – such as divergent concepts of unity, difficulties in recognition processes, and the permanence of denominationalism.

Stolen Churches or Bridges to Orthodoxy?

Stolen Churches or Bridges to Orthodoxy?

Author: Vladimir Latinovic

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030554422

Category: Religion

Page: 386

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Throughout their shared history, Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches have lived through a very complex and sometimes tense relationship – not only theologically, but also politically. In most cases such relationships remain to this day; indeed, in some cases the tension has increased. In July 2019, scholars of both traditions gathered in Stuttgart, Germany, for an unprecedented conference devoted to exploring and overcoming the division between these churches. This book, the first in a two-volume set of the essays presented at the conference, explores historical and theological themes with the goal of healing memories and inspiring a direct dialogue between Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches. Like the conference, the volume brings together representatives of these Churches, as well as theologians from different geographical contexts where tensions are the greatest. The published essays represent the great achievements of the conference: willingness to engage in dialogue, general openness to new ideas, and opportunities to address difficult questions and heal inherited wounds.

Spes Christiana 2020-02

Spes Christiana 2020-02

Author: Reinder Bruinsma

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752666540

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Spes Christiana is the journal of the European Adventist Society of Theology and Religious Studies (EASTRS). It contains articles from all subdisciplines of theology - Biblical Studies, Church History, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, and Mission Studies, as well as auxiliary disciplines. Major fields and themes of publication include all that are either related to Adventism in Europe or researched by European Adventist scholars.

The Church, Migration, and Global (In)Difference

The Church, Migration, and Global (In)Difference

Author: Darren J. Dias

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030542269

Category: Social Science

Page: 419

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The painful reality faced by refugees and migrants is one of the greatest moral challenges of our time, in turn, becoming a focus of significant scholarship. This volume examines the global phenomenon of migration in its theological, historical, and socio-political dimensions and of how churches and faith communities have responded to the challenges of such mass human movement. The contributions reflect global perspectives with contributions from African, Asian, European, North American, and South American scholars and contexts. The essays are interdisciplinary, at the intersection of religion, anthropology, history, political science, gender and post-colonial studies. The volume brings together a variety of perspectives, inter-related by ecclesiological and theological concerns.

Can You Hear My Pain Now?

Can You Hear My Pain Now?

Author: Michael G. Maness

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666798494

Category: Religion

Page: 458

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Pastoral care and its theology get a gentle boost from some of the best in the business of caring for the soul. When a person hurts, they often look to God. Several pathfinders give new light from their specialties, each one speaking powerfully, uniquely, and artfully from decades of experience. Dr. Amos Yong’s article on disability forwards the amazingly helpful term, “temporarily able-bodied.” Greek Orthodox Dr. Vasileios Thermos and Roman Catholic Dr. Robert Fastiggi enlighten next to the powerful testaments of Professor Godfrey Harold on South Africa and Dr. Samuel Yonas Deressa on Ethiopia. Each weathered author contributes universal insights into the grace of our great God and challenges pastors throughout the Christian world to kindly consider the heart of the afflicted. These finely hewn stones can be used by anyone in the ministry to sharpen their serve. Mattis and Maness offer this third collection from Testamentum Imperium with a prayer that these will open new avenues of sensitivity to the hearts and souls of those in travail and aid those who are called by God to serve those in pain.

Communion Ecclesiology in a Racially Polarised South Africa

Communion Ecclesiology in a Racially Polarised South Africa

Author: Kelebogile T. Resane

Publisher: UJ Press

ISBN: 9781920382971

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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Communion Ecclesiology by Dr. K.T. Resane explores the concept of a communion ecclesiology in South Africa. The book provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of the concept in the Bible, in history and in different church traditions including the African Initiated Churches. The book also focuses on the different cultural groups in South Africa as they were organised within theological traditions. - Prof. S.D. Snyman, University of the Free State

Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation

Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation

Author: Mark A. Lamport

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442271593

Category: Religion

Page: 978

View: 247

The Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation is a comprehensive study of the life and work of Martin Luther and the movements that followed him—in history and through today. Entries explore Luther’s contributions to theology, sacraments, his influence on the church and contemporaries, his character, and more.

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: 600

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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.

Historical Dictionary of the Seventh-Day Adventists

Historical Dictionary of the Seventh-Day Adventists

Author: Gary Land

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442241886

Category: Religion

Page: 498

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This second edition covers its history through a chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary includes over 600 cross-referenced entries on key people, cinema, politics and government, sports, and critics. This book is ideal for students, researchers, and general readers.