An Introduction to Ecclesiology
Well-known theologian and author Karkkainen provides an up-to-date survey and analysis of the major ecclesiological traditions, the most influential scholars, and a number of contextual approaches to both the unity and the diversity of our ecclesiastic understandings and practices. 238...
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Well-known theologian and author Karkkainen provides an up-to-date survey and analysis of the major ecclesiological traditions, the most influential scholars, and a number of contextual approaches to both the unity and the diversity of our ecclesiastic understandings and practices. 238 pages, from IVP.
Introduction: The Role of Ecclesiology in (Systematic) TheologyPart 1: Ecclesiological Traditions1. The Church as an Icon of the Trinity: Eastern Orthodox Ecclesiology2. The Church as the People of God: Roman Catholic Ecclesiology3. The Church as Just and Sinful: Luteran Ecclesiology4. The Church as Covenant: Reformed Ecclesiology5. The Church as the Fellowship of Believers: Free Church Ecclesiologies6. The Church in the Power of the Spirit: Pentecostal/Charismatic Ecclesiologies7. The Church as One: The Ecumenical Movement EcclesiologiesPart 2: Leading Contemporary Ecclesiologists8. John Zizioulas: Communion Ecclesiology9. Hans Kung: Charismatic Ecclesiology10. Wolfhart Pannenberg: Universal Ecclesiology11. Jurgen Moltmann: Messianic Ecclesiology12. Miroslav Volf: Participatory Ecclesiology13. James McClendon Jr: Baptist Ecclesiology14. Lesslie Newbigin: Missionary EcclesiologyConcluding Reflections on Leading EcclesiologistsPart 3: Contextual Ecclesiologies15. The Non-Church Movement in Asia16. Base Ecclesial Communities in Latin America17. The Feminist Church18. African Independent Churches' Ecclesiology19. The Shepherding Movement's Renewal Ecclesiology20. "A World Church"21. The Post-Christian Church as "Another City"Epilogue: Ecclesiological Challenges for the Third MillenniumNames IndexSubject Index
What is the church?What makes the churchchurch?In this volume, theologian Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen provides an up-to-date survey and analysis of the major ecclesiological traditions, the most important theologians, and a number of contextual approaches that attempt to answer these essential questions.Drawing on his international experience, global research and ecumenical awareness, Kärkkäinen presents an overview of both traditional and contemporary expressions of the Christian church.An Introduction to Ecclesiologywill richly reward the student, pastor or layperson who is looking for a comprehensive and insightful overview of the unity and diversity of understandings and practices within the one church of Jesus Christ.
Veli-Matti Karkkainen (D.Theol and DrTheol, Habil, University of Helsinki) is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and also holds a teaching position at the University of Helsinki as Dozent of Ecumenics.
A prolific writer, Karkkinen has published 11 books in English (and seven in his native language, Finnish), most recently The Trinity: Global Perspectives (2007), One With God: Salvation as Deification and Justification (2004), and Trinity and Religious Pluralism: The Doctrine of the Trinity in Christian Theology of Religions (2004), Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective and Christology: A Global Introduction. as well as more than 100 articles, which have appeared in international scholarly journals.
He is also the editor (with William Dyrness) of Global Dictionary of Theology (2008). He is a member of three working groups of the World Council of Churches and has participated in numerous international consultations. He is also an external examiner for Wales University.
- Introduction: The Role Of Ecclesiology In (systematic) Theology
- <strong>part 1: Ecclesiological Traditions</strong>
- 1. The Church As An Icon Of The Trinity: Eastern Orthodox Ecclesiology
- 2. The Church As The People Of God: Roman Catholic Ecclesiology
- 3. The Church As Just And Sinful: Luteran Ecclesiology
- 4. The Church As Covenant: Reformed Ecclesiology
- 5. The Church As The Fellowship Of Believers: Free Church Ecclesiologies
- 6. The Church In The Power Of The Spirit: Pentecostal/charismatic Ecclesiologies
- 7. The Church As One: The Ecumenical Movement Ecclesiologies
- <strong>part 2: Leading Contemporary Ecclesiologists</strong>
- 8. John Zizioulas: Communion Ecclesiology
- 9. Hans Kng: Charismatic Ecclesiology
- 10. Wolfhart Pannenberg: Universal Ecclesiology
- 11. Jrgen Moltmann: Messianic Ecclesiology
- 12. Miroslav Volf: Participatory Ecclesiology
- 13. James Mcclendon Jr: Baptist Ecclesiology
- 14. Lesslie Newbigin: Missionary Ecclesiology
- Concluding Reflections On Leading Ecclesiologists
- <strong>part 3: Contextual Ecclesiologies</strong>
- 15. The Non-church Movement In Asia
- 16. Base Ecclesial Communities In Latin America
- 17. The Feminist Church
- 18. African Independent Churches' Ecclesiology
- 19. The Shepherding Movement's Renewal Ecclesiology
- 20. "a World Church"
- 21. The Post-christian Church As "another City"
- Epilogue: Ecclesiological Challenges For The Third Millennium
- Names Index
- Subject Index