Conciliarism

A History of Decision-Making in the Church

by Paul Valliere;


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Conciliarism

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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 (Virtual Publishing) in March 2012. The ISBN for Conciliarism is 9781139059459.

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Page last updated 2nd October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (March 2012)
ISBN9781139059459
ISBN-101139059459
Product Code4492161
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