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Decoding the Church

Paperback|Aug 2002
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This book takes the organic metaphor of the Church as the body of Christ, and proposes a complex, living model for Church structure and mission. The authors evaluate models based in hierarchy, psychology, and ecology, and emphasise globalisation.


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This book takes the organic metaphor of the Church as the body of Christ, and proposes a complex, living model for Church structure and mission. The authors evaluate models based in hierarchy, psychology, and ecology, and emphasise globalisation.

What is the best way to understand the nature of the church? Many models have been proposed, from institutional hierarchy to modern business structures, but the primary biblical image is that of the body of Christ. Decoding the Church takes this organic metaphor and goes deep into its essence-into its DNA-to find the key to the structure and mission of the church.Howard Snyder and Daniel Runyon suggest that the classical understanding of the church as defined by the Nicene Creed-one, holy, catholic, apostolic church-comprises only one strand, or half, of the church's DNA. They propose a more complex, living model for structuring the church and understanding its mission, and then explore how a biblically structured church can transform the world. Decoding the Church evaluates models based in hierarchy, psychology, and ecology, and stresses the biblical and contemporary reality of globalization.Intertwined with this biblical, theological, and historical study of the structure of the chu
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208 Pages
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Articulates fundamental theological and practical principles for church structure and offers practical application to explore how such a biblically structured church can transform the world.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 180198
  • Product Code 080109142X
  • EAN 9780801091421
  • Pages 208
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Aug 2002
  • Dimensions 231 x 152 x 16mm
  • Weight 0.318kg

Howard Snyder

snyder is professor of the history and theology of mission at asbury theological seminary, wilmore, kentucky.

Daniel V Runyon

Howard A. Snyder is professor of the history and theology of mission at the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. His other books include Models of the Kingdom, The Community of the King, and (with Daniel Runyon) Decoding the Church: Mapping the DNA of Christs Body.

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