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Christian Community in History, by Roger Haight, 2004 edition,

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Drawing upon the methodology developed in his Dynamics of Theology (1990) and exemplified in Jesus, Symbol of God (1999), Roger Haight, in this magisterial work, achieves what he calls an historical ecclesiology, or ecclesiology from below. In contrast to traditional ecclesiology from above, which is abstract, idealist and a historical, ecclesiology from below is concrete, realist, and historically conscious. In the first of two volumes, Haight charts the history of the church's self-understandings from the origins of the church in the Jesus movement to the late middle ages. In volume 2, Haight develops a comparative ecclesiology based on the history and diverse theologies of the worldwide Christian movement from the Reformation to the present. While the ultimate focus of the work falls on the structure of the church and its theological self-understanding, it tries to be faithful to the historical, social, and political reality of the church in each period.

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Author(s):
Roger Haight
Condition:
New
Dimensions:
23cm*16cm*3cm
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0826416306
ISBN-13:
9780826416308
Number of pages:
438
Publisher:
Continuum
Title:
Christian Community in History, volume 1,

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Drawing upon the methodology developed in his Dynamics of Theology (1990) and exemplified in Jesus, Symbol of God (1999), Roger Haight, in this magisterial work, achieves what he calls an historical ecclesiology, or ecclesiology from below. In contrast to traditional ecclesiology from above, which is abstract, idealist and a historical, ecclesiology from below is concrete, realist, and historically conscious. In the first of two volumes, Haight charts the history of the church's self-understandings from the origins of the church in the Jesus movement to the late middle ages. In volume 2, Haight develops a comparative ecclesiology based on the history and diverse theologies of the worldwide Christian movement from the Reformation to the present. While the ultimate focus of the work falls on the structure of the church and its theological self-understanding, it tries to be faithful to the historical, social, and political reality of the church in each period.

Author(s):
Roger Haight
Condition:
New
Dimensions:
23cm*16cm*3cm
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0826416306
ISBN-13:
9780826416308
Number of pages:
438
Publisher:
Continuum
Title:
Christian Community in History, volume 1,

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