More Than Communion Hardback

Imagining an Eschatological Ecclesiology

by Scott MacDougall;

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Zizioulas' and Milbank's theologies of the church are both marked by an overly realised sense of the impending end of the world (eschatology). As a result, their theology fails to acknowledge the potential for good the time-frame a theology of eschatology can have on influencing how people act. This focus on the impact of the ending of the world is further connected to both theologians' devaluation of material creation and history, privileging of institutions, the restrictive and closed concept of the church, and reduction of ecclesial practice essential to eucharist. Scott MacDougall offers a proposal for recovering the 'more' to communion and ecclesiology to aid in imagining a church not beyond the world (as in Zizioulas) or over against the world (as in Milbank), but in and for the world in love and service. This concept is worked out in conversation with systematic theologians such as J rgen Moltmann, Wolfhart Pannenberg, and Johannes Baptist Metz, and by engaging with a theology of Christian practices currently being developed by such as Dorothy C. Bass and Craig Dykstra.
The potential for the church to become a vehicle for love and service can be realised when it anticipate God's promised perfection in the communions between God, humanity, and the rest of creation.

More Than Communion by Scott MacDougall was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in May 2015. The ISBN for More Than Communion is 9780567659880.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (May 2015)
Number of Pages304
Thickness18 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4300712
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