Christian Community in History Volume 1: Historical Ecclesiology by Roger D. HaightChristian Community in History Volume 1: Historical Ecclesiology by Roger D. Haight

Christian Community in History Volume 1: Historical Ecclesiology

byRoger D. Haight

Hardcover | September 16, 2004

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Drawing upon the methodology developed in his Dynamics of Theology (1990) and exemplified in Jesus Symbol of God (1999), Roger Haight, in this magisterial work, achieves what he calls an historical ecclesiology, or ecclesiology from below. In contrast to traditional ecclesiology from above, which is abstract, idealist, and ahistorical, ecclesiology from below is concrete, realist, and historically conscious. In this first of two volumes, Haight charts the history of the church's self-understandings from the origins of the church in the Jesus movement to the late Middle Ages. In volume 2 Haight develops a comparative ecclesiology based on the history and diverse theologies of the worldwide Christian movement from the Reformation to the present. While the ultimate focus of the work falls on the structure of the church and its theological self-understanding, it tries to be faithful to the historical, social, and political reality of the church in each period.
Roger Haight, SJ, has a PhD from the University of Chicago, USA (1973) and a STL from the Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago, USA (1981). He has taught for over 30 years in Jesuit schools of theology in Chicago, Toronto, the Philippines, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has been a visiting professor in France, India, Peru, and Ke...
Title:Christian Community in History Volume 1: Historical EcclesiologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.26 × 6.27 × 1.29 inPublished:September 16, 2004Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826416306

ISBN - 13:9780826416308


Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Part I: The Question of Method 1. Historical Ecclesiology Part II: The Formation of the Church 2. Genesis of the Church 3. The Pre-Constantinian Church 4. The Post-Constantinian Church 5. The Gregorian Reform and the New Medieval Church 6. Conciliarism and the Late Medieval Church Index

Editorial Reviews

"While maintaining the theological nature of his study, Roger Haight's historical ecclesiology lays a sturdy foundation in a historical, sociological analysis of the beginnings and development of the Christian Church from its origin in Jesus of Nazareth to the eve of the Reformation.... This is a groundbreaking volume... Haight has served all ecclesiologists well by initiating a way of looking at ecclesiology as it develops on the ground, so to speak. He has done it with theological integrity and clear analyses. He challenges us all to understand differences as values and the most appropriate way for the incarnation to continue through human history, honoring both the human and the divine whether in the stable or the palace of the council chamber." -Catholic Studies/, 2005