Apostolic and Prophetic: Ecclesiological Perspectives by Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen PDF

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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 quantity hence attracts a large span among the apostolic prior (tradition) and a thorough viewpoint at the current and destiny ecumenical church.
The e-book considers the idea that of apostolicity rising in patristic theology, and it examines this idea because it has been constructed in a few decide upon Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Anglican ecumenical records. Unresolved ecumenical questions touching on ecumenical procedure and church ministry are frankly mentioned, together with serious observations on ecumenical praxis. the trendy thought of church buildings as denominations is tested intimately, specifically within the Lutheran context. the writer additionally bargains a severe evaluation of a massive ecumenical occasion, the once a year Week of Prayer for Christian solidarity. The thought of a thorough church--aware of its roots and prophetically dedicated 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 valuable. 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 model. not just educational theologians, but additionally ecumenically minded laypeople will make the most of Thiessen's honest and participatory means of attractive not easy topics."
-Risto Saarinen
University of Helsinki

"This e-book will problem, tell, and enjoyment all who're captivated with the church this present day. From the most devoted and inventive Lutheran ecumenists round, it delves deeply into the historical past of the church to attract forth empowering and encouraging ecclesial views for this present day and the next day alike. looking to retrieve an realizing of what lies on the actual 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 can be required studying for these fascinated about discussion at the present time and should improve any path that offers with ecumenism and modern ecclesiology. Gesa Thiessen has played a tremendous carrier to the theological group in bringing this paintings into being. It 'sends forth' a message of really excellent news about the state of God to a global so short of 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 dep. of Theology and non secular reports of the collage of Wales, Lampeter. She has released numerous books together with, between others, Ecumenical Ecclesiology (2009), Theological Aesthetics: A Reader (2004), and Theology and sleek Irish paintings (1999).

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