Power and the Church: Ecclesiology in an Age of Transition

Paperback | April 22, 1998

byMartyn Percy

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Employing insights from theology, sociology and political science, this text considers the question of power within the Church, which is thought to provide the key to unlocking core dilemmas in the Church's self-understanding, and to point towards a relevant ecclesiology for the 21st century. The book shows how different denominations handle power in different ways, exposes the misuse of power in fundamentalist and new religious movements, and argues that these movements highlight problems of power elsewhere within the Church.

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Employing insights from theology, sociology and political science, this text considers the question of power within the Church, which is thought to provide the key to unlocking core dilemmas in the Church's self-understanding, and to point towards a relevant ecclesiology for the 21st century. The book shows how different denominations ...

Martyn Percy is Principal, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, UK. From 1997-2004 he was Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute for the Study of Religion and Society. Martyn has recently been appointed honorary Professor at King's College, London and also holds an Adjunct Professorship of Theology and Ministry at Hartford Seminary, Conn...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 22, 1998Publisher:Bloomsbury

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ISBN - 10:030470105X

ISBN - 13:9780304701056

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"Power in religious institutions is as inevitable and ubiquitous as anywhere else. Percy examines its occasions both in the main stream churches and the proliferating charismatic movement...he is a fresh voice eminently worth serious attention."--Church Growth Digest, Summer 2001