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About "Exploring Ecclesiology"
In this introduction to ecclesiology, respected scholars Brad Harper and Paul Louis Metzger offer a solidly evangelical yet ecumenical survey of the church in mission and doctrine. Combining biblical, historical, and cultural analysis, this comprehensive text explores the church as a Trinitarian, eschatological, worshiping, sacramental, serving, ordered, cultural, and missional community. It also offers practical application, addressing contemporary church life issues such as women in ministry, evangelism, social action, consumerism in church growth trends, ecumenism, and the church in postmodern culture. The book will appeal to all who are interested in church doctrine, particularly undergraduates and seminarians.
Meet the Authors
Brad Harper (PhD, St. Louis University) is professor of theology at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. He is the book review editor for Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture and has worked as a pastor and church planter. He recently co-authored Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction with Paul Louis Metzger
Paul Louis Metzger
Paul Louis Metzger (Ph.D., King's College, London) is professor of Christian theology and theology of culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary and director of its Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins. He is the editor of the journal Cultural Encounters
He is the author of the award-winning book Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church;The Word of Christ and the World of Culture: Sacred and Secular Through the Theology of Karl Barth; Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction with Brad Harper, and The Gospel of John (Resonate Series; Intervarsity Press, 2010)
Koorong -Editorial Review.