Conciliarism Hardback

A History of Decision-Making in the Church

by Paul Valliere

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Conciliarism is one of the oldest and most essential means of decision-making in the history of the Christian Church. Indeed, as a leading Orthodox theologian Alexander Schmemann states, 'Before we understand the place and the function of the council in the Church, we must, therefore, see the Church herself as a council.' Paul Valliere tells the story of councils and conciliar decision-making in the Christian Church from earliest times to the present. Drawing extensively upon the scholarship on conciliarism which has appeared in the last half-century, Valliere brings a broad ecumenical perspective to the study and shows how the conciliar tradition of the Christian past can serve as a resource for resolving conflicts in the Church today. The book presents a conciliarism which involves historical legacy, but which leads us forward, not backward, and which keeps the Church's collective eyes on the prize - the eschatological kingdom of God.

Conciliarism by Paul Valliere was published by Cambridge University Press in February 2012. The ISBN for Conciliarism is 9781107015746.

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Details for Conciliarism

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (February 2012)
Number of Pages302
Thickness19 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4027438
Page last updated 16th February 2019
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