The Church Unfinished: Ecclesiology Through The Centuries

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Paulist Press #ad - To appreciate the Church's past, however, does not require that we simply repeat it. It traces how the church came from the "community of unexpected persons" whom Jesus gathered around himself and was then shaped, over the course of centuries, by human decisions made in the Spirit. Like human life, the Catholic or universal Church is lived forward but understood backward.

Vatican ii's constitution on the Church in the Modern World affirmed that God has endowed humans with a certain autonomy for shaping the world. The church's catholicity is seen to involve an ever expanding memory, and at the same time an openness to assimilating, and possibly being transformed by, places, and cultures, embracing the immense richness of past and present times, a future history in which God offers new possibilities.

Audience --undergraduate and graduate courses on the Church or on the development of Christianity --readers who want to take the time and effort to learn more about the church. Using such a framework, this book puts the present period of the Church in vast historical context. For, what the church is, only the entirety of its history will fully reveal.

The Church Unfinished: Ecclesiology Through The Centuries #ad - The tendency to presume that nothing new or unexpected could develop in the unfolding future of the Church might close us to the presence of the Spirit in our midst, as much as any past time, and fail to recognize that our time, is an opportunity for God's creative activity and grace. The book asks whether that has implications for traditional presumptions about the order and structure of the Church.

The book thus proposes that the church's leadership would do well to nurture a renewed eschatological attitude that embraces a genuine openness to the newness and surprise of the future, leaving room not only for continuity but also for the important elements of change and transformation.

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Models of the Church Image Classics

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Image #ad - A balanced theology, he concludes, must incorporate the major affirmations of each. Welcoming this as a sign of vitality, " through which the church's character can be understood: as Institution, and, in a recent addition to the book, Mystical Communion, Herald, Avery Dulles has carefully studied the writings of contemporary Protestant and Catholic ecclesiologists and sifted out six major approaches, Sacrament, or "models, Servant, as Community of Disciples.

Models of the Church Image Classics #ad - There is today a dramatic reexamination of structure, authority, dogma -- indeed, every aspect of the life of the Church is held up to scrutiny. The method of models or types, " observes Cardinal Dulles, "can have great value in helping people to get beyond the limitations of their own particular outlook and to enter into fruitful conversation with others.

. Such conversation is obviously essential if ecumenism is to get beyond its present impasses. This new edition includes a new Appendix and Preface by the author.

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Salt, Leaven, & Light: The Community Called Church

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Herder & Herder #ad - Salt, Leaven, & Light: The Community Called Church #ad - This book traces the history of theology and the Church from its ancient beginnings to its relevance in the world today.

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Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters

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Eerdmans #ad - This comprehensive, widely used text by michael gorman presents a theologically focused, historically grounded interpretation of the apostle Paul and raises significant questions for engaging Paul today. Gorman also brings the conversation up-to-date with major recent developments in Pauline studies and devotes greater attention to themes of participation, resurrection, justice, transformation, and peace.

Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters #ad - The new introduction in this second edition helpfully situates the book within current approaches to Paul. Enhancing the text are questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter as well as numerous photos, maps, and tables throughout. After providing substantial background information on Paul's world, career, gospel, letters, spirituality, and theology, Gorman covers in full detail each of the thirteen Pauline epistles.

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An Introduction to Ecclesiology: Ecumenical, Historical & Global Perspectives

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IVP Academic #ad - Drawing on his international experience, global research and ecumenical awareness, Kärkkäinen presents an overview of both traditional and contemporary expressions of the Christian church. What is the church? what makes the church church? in this volume, the most important theologians, theologian Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen provides an up-to-date survey and analysis of the major ecclesiological traditions, and a number of contextual approaches that attempt to answer these essential questions.

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. Ivp academic.

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From Vatican II to Pope Francis: Charting a Catholic Future

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Orbis Books #ad - Ivp academic. What can we do now, interreligious dialogue, what does the papacy of pope francis contribute to these questions? Among the topics, the call to justice, the principle of collegiality, the authority of conscience and religious liberty, after 50 years, with the inspiration of these teachings in a starkly different world? How do we chart a future for the Church from the standpoint of today? And in particular, the role of the laity and the future of ordained ministry.

Fifty years after the second vatican Council, the church is still grappling with the meaning and implications of this defining event and the documents it generated. Rather than rehearse well-worn debates over the interpretation of the Council, the contributors to this volume instead focus on where we go from here.

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Doors to the Sacred: A Historical Introduction to Sacraments in the Catholic Church

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Liguori Publications #ad - Liguori Publications. Ivp academic. This edition highlights liturgical changes from The Roman Missal, and provides a visual timeline of sacramental changes, Third Edition, a glossary, and updated bibliography. Details the sacraments of the Catholic Church, their historical and cultural evolution, and the rituals and practices associated with them.

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Vatican Council II: Constitutions, Decrees, Declarations Vatican Council II Vatican Council II

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Costello Pub Co #ad - Vatican Council II: Constitutions, Decrees, Declarations Vatican Council II Vatican Council II #ad - Liguori Publications. The sixteen basic documents of vatican Council II are presented here in a new revised translation reflecting inclusive language, edited by Austin Flannery, O. P. Ivp academic.

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Reading the Gospels: Biblical Interpretation in the Catholic Tradition

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Anselm Academic #ad - Liguori Publications. Used book in Good Condition. Mcmahon, Christopher Ivp academic.

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Acts of the Apostles Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture

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Baker Academic #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This volume, relates scripture to life, is faithfully Catholic, like each in the series, and is supplemented by features designed to help readers understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively. What message was the author of acts seeking to convey, and what would the original audience have understood? How is God speaking to believers today through Acts as it has been used by the church throughout the centuries? In this addition to the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, respected New Testament scholar William Kurz offers a close reading and explanation of the entire narrative of Acts, grounded in the original Greek but keyed to the NABRE for liturgical use.

Acts of the Apostles Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture #ad - Ivp academic. Used book in Good Condition. Liguori Publications.

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Gospel Parallels: A Comparison of the Synoptic Gospels, New Revised Standard Version

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Thomas Nelson 74842 #ad - Gospel Parallels: A Comparison of the Synoptic Gospels, New Revised Standard Version #ad - A classic since 1949, gospel parallels presents Matthew, Mark, and Luke printed side-by-side for easy and enlightening comparative study. Ivp academic. Now fully revised and updated using the NRSV, it features a more readable type face and a new, even more effective system for comparison. Used book in Good Condition.

Thomas Nelson. Used book in Good Condition. Liguori Publications.

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