Conciliarism Paperback

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 June 2014. The ISBN for Conciliarism is 9781107448711.

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Details for Conciliarism

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (June 2014)
Number of Pages302
Thickness16 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4293089
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