Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology Paperback

Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology

by Nicholas M. Healy (St John's University, New York);


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Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology

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This book argues that modern ecclesiology exhibits two unfortunate tendencies: it describes the church in ideal terms, rather than directly addressing the problems of its everyday, sinful activity; and it undermines the distinctiveness of the church and its way of life. The book analyzes the impact of pluralism and inclusivism upon ecclesiology, and draws upon Balthasar's theodramatic theory, MacIntyre's theory of traditional inquiry, postmodern critiques of humanism, and postmodern ethnography to develop a more flexible and concrete ecclesiology that can better address the practical and pastoral needs of the church. This alternative ecclesiology strongly affirms the need for the church to debate with those who challenge its claims and their embodiment, both from within and externally. The book concludes by discussing how the church may construct its own theological forms of historical, sociological and ethnographic analysis of both the church and society.

Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology by Nicholas M. Healy (St John's University, New York) was published by Cambridge University Press in September 2000 and is our 27228th best seller. The ISBN for Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology is 9780521786508.

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Page last updated 30th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (September 2000)
Weight320g
Number of Pages212
Thickness12 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780521786508
ISBN-100521786509
Product Code10929
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