Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology by Nicholas M. HealyChurch, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology by Nicholas M. Healy

Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology

byNicholas M. Healy

Paperback | September 18, 2000

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Modern ecclesiology is too concerned with the ideal church, and pays too little attention to its sinful everyday life. Pluralism and postmodernism are discussed, and the argument made that well-meaning attempts to affirm non-Christian religions make it difficult for them or the church to argue that its convictions are true. The book shows that one can talk about the church and other religious communities in ways that acknowledge their uniqueness and truth claims, but also their problems and mistakes. New disciplines are proposed: theological history, theological sociology and ecclesiological ethnography.
Title:Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic EcclesiologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:September 18, 2000Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521786509

ISBN - 13:9780521786508

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Blueprint ecclesiologies; 3. A theodramatic horizon; 4. Pluralist ecclesiology; 5. A theodramatic response to pluralism; 6. Inclusivist ecclesiology; 7. Practical-prophetic ecclesiology.

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"Nicholas Healy's analysis of eccrsiology in Church, World and the Christian Life provides one of the clearest and most persuasive explanations of that rejection to date" Theology Today