Democracy in the Christian Church Hardback

An Historical, Theological and Political Case

by Luca Badini Confalonieri;

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Democracy in the Christian Church

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This is a survey of historical, theological and philosophical arguments for a democratization of the Christian church. Are church structures divinely-willed, and consequently both permanent and irreversible? Can Christians modify the polity of their church like they do with that of civil society? What would be the role of the office of oversight in a Christian church democratically organized? What would its relationship with specialized authorities within the community be? Building on a remarkable number of specialist studies in exegesis, church history, political philosophy, canon law, and ecclesiology, this book convincingly fulfils three goals. First, it encourages Christians to determine the political outlook of their faith community. Secondly, it provides some fundamental criteria for judging the ethical value of church structures, on the basis of Bernard Lonergan's cognitional theory and with the help of recent insights from contemporary political philosophy. Thirdly, it outlines a largely novel and groundbreaking understanding of a democratic church. In the process, it engages with some of the most difficult ecclesiological issues faced by most Christian churches."Ecclesiological Investigations" brings together quality research and inspiring debates in ecclesiology worldwide from a network of international scholars, research centres and projects in the field.

Democracy in the Christian Church by Luca Badini Confalonieri was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in April 2012. The ISBN for Democracy in the Christian Church is 9780567449528.

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Details for Democracy in the Christian Church

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (April 2012)
Number of Pages304
Thickness17 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4025097
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