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Elsbeth Thiessen Gesa


Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)


630,00 PLN
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Gesa Thiessen is a lecturer at Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy in Dublin and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Wales Lampeter. She is a member of the steering group of the Ecclesiological Investigations International Research'Network.Challenges some of the positions held by major church leaders.Brings together a number of internationally renowned scholars in the field.Addresses some of the fundamental issues in contemporary ecumenical dialogue.This is a rich collection of fifteen articles by European North American and Asian theologians who are concerned with the concept life unity and future of the church. It offers a wealth of broad perspectives on ecclesiology by scholars from Catholic Protestant and Orthodox backgrounds. The first section Perspectives on Ecumenical Ecclesiology comprises reflections on postmodern ecclesiologies as well as on the development and problems concerning ecumenical methods and models of unity. The second section Communion Ecclesiology and Otherness provides some pertinent deliberations on how an ecclesiology of communion can integrate otherness. In particular Zizioulas communion ecclesiology is critically examined the possibility for a retrieval of Eucharistic theology between Catholics and Orthodox is put forward and Tillards communion ecclesiology is appraised as offering resources for innerdenominational otherness. The final section Ecclesiology in Global Contexts considers critically the possibility of evangelical ecclesiology as an answer to ethnic impaired Christian community. The role of the (Catholic) Church and its values in Europe and visvis the European Constitution is examined. The Church of Nigerias Constitutional Revision (2005) and its ecclesial ecumenical implications comes into focus and three notable concepts of unity as developed by three Indian scholars S.K. George John Sadiq and Karem David are evaluated. Finally the Japanese diaspora in the States is appraised as a place where a particular Japanese Christian vision could emerge through the internationalist ecclesiology developed by Japanese Christian missionaries.A rich collection of fifteen articles by European North American and Asian theologians concerned with the concept life unity and future of the church.CONTENTS Acknowledgements Contributors Preface Linda Hogan Introduction Gesa E. Thiessen Part I Perspectives on Contemporary Ecumenical Ecclesiology 1. Driving the Haywain: Where Stands the Church catholic Today? Gerard Mannion 2. Seeking Unity: Reflecting on Methods in Contemporary Ecumenical Dialogue Gesa E. Thiessen 3. The Struggle for an Organic Conciliar and Diverse Church Models of Church Unity in Earlier Stages of the Ecumenical Dialogue Miriam Haar 4. Church and Covenant: Theological Resources for Divided Denominations Edwin C. van Driel 5. Comprehensive Vision: The Ecumenical Potential of a Lost Ideal Andrew Pierce 6. Integrity Alternative Aggres

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