The Scandal of Christian Disunion Paperback

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The Scandal of Christian Disunion

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  • Troubled by fractures in the Church?
  • Nicholas King's book turns to the Bible to understand why disunion grows
  • A resource and a reassurance, this book is trusted bridge for understanding denominations

There is nothing new about divisions in the Church, and all of us could tell stories of Christians faced with interdenominational tensions. The fact remains that the Church has, especially today, an absolute duty to proclaim the gospel; but we always need to check that it is indeed the gospel that we are trying to preach. For we are fallible and sinful and we can get it wrong.

The first chapter of Nicholas King's book considers the scandal of Christian disunion, and in particular the mystery whereby perfectly good people seem content to live with the scandal. Then he looks at each of the 27 documents that constitute the New Testament and demonstrates that the writers were well aware of the possibility of divisions in the Church and that they had a way of coping with the divisions, by keeping their eyes on God and on Jesus.

The final part of the book considers one particular issue that divides Christians of the Roman Catholic Church from other Christians, namely the role given to Mary the mother of Jesus, and in particular to the two teachings about her Immaculate Conception and her Assumption, and whether the Catholic position represents an unbridgeable gap for Christians from other traditions.

The Scandal of Christian Disunion by Nicholas King was published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd in January 2017 and is our 29966th best seller. The ISBN for The Scandal of Christian Disunion is 9781848678927.

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In The Scandal of Christian Disunion

The mystery of anti-ecumenism
Paul and the Paulines on divisions
Divisions in Paul's Corinthian and Roman correspondence
Handling divisions in Acts
The Johannine Literature
Handling divisions in Mark's Gospel
Divisions in Matthew's Gospel
Divisions in Luke's Gospel 
Revelation and divisions
Divisions in the Catholic Epistles
Is Mary an obstacle to ecumenical progress?


Details for The Scandal of Christian Disunion

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherKevin Mayhew Ltd (January 2017)
Number of Pages176
Height232 mm
Width169 mm
Product Code4510796
Page last updated 16th July 2018
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