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Denomination: Assessing an Ecclesiological Category

Denomination: Assessing an Ecclesiological Category (Paperback)

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The term "denomination" is now widely used to describe a Christian community or church. But what is a 'denomination'? In this highly creative collection of essays, representatives of all major Christian traditions give an answer to this question. What does the term mean in their own tradition? And does that tradition understand itself to be a 'denomination'? If so, what is that understanding of 'denomination'; and if not, how does the tradition understand itself vis a vis those churches which do and those churches which do not understand themselves as 'denominations'? In dialogue with the argument and ideas set forth in Barry Ensign-George's essay, each contributor offers a response from the perspective of a particular church (tradition). Each essay also considers questions concerning the current landscape of ecumenical dialogue; ecumenical method and the goals of the ecumenical movement; as well as questions of Christian identity and belonging.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian Churches & denominationsReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian theology Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 20/12/2012 ISBN-13: 9780567263520  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Revd Dr Paul M. Collins, formerly Reader in Theology at the University of Chichester, Parish Priest on Holy Island, Northumberland, UK. Barry Ensign-George is a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA), which he serves as Associate for Theology in the denomination's Office of Theology & Worship.His reaserch is focused on ecclesiology, particularly on formulating a theological assessment of denomination as an ecclesiological category.

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