Apostolic and Prophetic: Ecclesiological Perspectives - download pdf or read online

By Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen

ISBN-10: 1498213014

ISBN-13: 9781498213011

ISBN-10: 1608998134

ISBN-13: 9781608998135

Apostolic and Prophetic promotes a imaginative and prescient of the church as apostolic, ecumenical, and radical. It explores the that means of every of those ecclesial marks and their intrinsic connections. the amount hence attracts a large span among the apostolic previous (tradition) and a thorough point of view at the current and destiny ecumenical church.
The booklet considers the concept that of apostolicity rising in patristic theology, and it examines this idea because it has been built in a few choose Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Anglican ecumenical files. Unresolved ecumenical questions bearing on ecumenical procedure and church ministry are frankly mentioned, together with serious observations on ecumenical praxis. the fashionable concept of church buildings as denominations is tested intimately, specially within the Lutheran context. the writer additionally deals a serious evaluation of an immense ecumenical occasion, the once a year Week of Prayer for Christian team spirit. The suggestion of an intensive church--aware of its roots and prophetically devoted to religion within the nation of God looking freedom and justice--is explored via an intensive research and dialogue of the paintings of Dorothee Sölle and Terry Eagleton, seminal thinkers of our time.

"Gesa Thiessen discusses a wide diversity of present ecumenical matters in a way that's either theoretically lucid and essentially important. Her event as bridge-builder among Lutherans and Roman Catholics in addition to among German and English-speaking theological traditions permits her to grapple with many modern difficulties in an artistic and forward-looking style. not just educational theologians, but additionally ecumenically minded laypeople will reap the benefits of Thiessen's honest and participatory manner of attractive demanding topics."
-Risto Saarinen
University of Helsinki

"This e-book will problem, tell, and enjoyment all who're obsessed with the church this day. From essentially the most devoted and artistic Lutheran ecumenists round, it delves deeply into the background of the church to attract forth empowering and encouraging ecclesial views for at the present time and the next day to come alike. trying to retrieve an realizing of what lies on the real middle of apostolicity and the actually radical nature of the Gospel itself, exploring and explicating the character and reality of ecumenical discussion, and delivering a imaginative and prescient for the church that resonates loudly with the excellent news that was once proclaimed in first-century Palestine, this paintings should be required interpreting for these inquisitive about discussion this day and should improve any path that bargains with ecumenism and modern ecclesiology. Gesa Thiessen has played a huge carrier to the theological neighborhood in bringing this paintings into being. It 'sends forth' a message of actually excellent news in regards to the country of God to an international so wanting such--apostolic and prophetic indeed."
-Gerard Mannion
University of San Diego

Gesa Thiessen lectures in systematic theology at Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, and Mater Dei Institute, Dublin, and is an Honorary Fellow of the dept of Theology and spiritual reviews of the college of Wales, Lampeter. She has released numerous books together with, between others, Ecumenical Ecclesiology (2009), Theological Aesthetics: A Reader (2004), and Theology and smooth Irish paintings (1999).

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