Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology

Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology

by Nicholas M Healy


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Modern ecclesiology is too concerned with the ideal church, and pays too little attention to its sinful everyday life. Pluralism and postmodernism are discussed, and the argument made that well-meaning attempts to affirm non-Christian religions make it difficult for them or the church to argue that its convictions are true. The book shows that one can talk about the church and other religious communities in ways that acknowledge their uniqueness and truth claims, but also their problems and mistakes. New disciplines are proposed: theological history, theological sociology and ecclesiological ethnography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521781381
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Series: Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine Series , #7
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Blueprint ecclesiologies; 3. A theodramatic horizon; 4. Pluralist ecclesiology; 5. A theodramatic response to pluralism; 6. Inclusivist ecclesiology; 7. Practical-prophetic ecclesiology.

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