After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (Sacra Doctrina Series)

After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (Sacra Doctrina Series)

by Miroslav Volf
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802844405

ISBN-13: 9780802844408

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

In After Our Likeness, the inaugural volume in the Sacra Doctrina series, Miroslav Volf explores the relationship between persons and community in Christian theology. The focus is the community of grace, the Christian church. The point of departure is the thought of the first Baptist, John Smyth, and the notion of church as "gathered community" that he

Overview

In After Our Likeness, the inaugural volume in the Sacra Doctrina series, Miroslav Volf explores the relationship between persons and community in Christian theology. The focus is the community of grace, the Christian church. The point of departure is the thought of the first Baptist, John Smyth, and the notion of church as "gathered community" that he shared with Radical Reformers.

Volf seeks to counter the tendencies toward individualism in Protestant ecclesiology and to suggest a viable understanding of the church in which both person and community are given their proper due. In the process he engages in a sustained and critical ecumenical dialogue with the Catholic and Orthodox ecclesiologies of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger and the metropolitan John Zizioulas. The result is a brilliant ecumenical study that spells out a vision of the church as an image of the triune God.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802844408
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Series:
Sacra Doctrina Series
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
978,221
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction to the American Edition
Introduction

  1. A Cry of Protest and Its Fate
  2. Free Churches: The Churches of the Future?
  3. An Ecumenical Study

PART I

I. Ratzinger: Communion and the Whole

  1. Faith, Sacrament, and Communion
  2. 1.1. Faith and Communion
    1.2. Sacrament and Communion
  3. Eucharist and Communion
  4. The Word of God and Communion
  5. Office and Communion
  6. Communio Fidelium
  7. Trinitarian and Ecclesial Communion

II. Zizioulas: Communion, One, and Many

  1. The Ontology of Person
  2. 1.1. Trinitarian Personhood
    1.2. Human Personhood
  3. Ecclesial Personhood
  4. 2.1. Christ: Person and Community
    2.2. Baptism
    2.3. Truth
  5. Ecclesial Communion
  6. 3.1. Eucharist and Communion
    3.2. Community and Communities
  7. The Structure of the Communion
  8. 4.1. Institution and Event
    4.2. Bishop
    4.3. Laity
    4.4. Apostolicity and Conciliarity

PART II

III. The Ecclesiality of the Church

  1. Identity and Identification of the Church
  2. 1.1. What Is the Church?
    1.2. Where Is the Church?
  3. We Are the Church!
  4. 2.1. The Church as Assembly
    2.2. The Church and the Confession of Faith
  5. Church and Churches

IV. Faith, Person, and Church

  1. Faith and the Church
  2. 1.1. Ecclesial Mediation of Faith
    1.2. Individualism of Faith?
  3. The Ecclesial Character of Salvation
  4. 2.1. The Ecclesiality of Salvation
    2.2. The Genesis of a Concrete Church
  5. Personhood in the Ecclesial Community
  6. 3.1. Personhood and Christian Being
    3.2. Person in the Communion of the Spirit

V. Trinity and Church

  1. Correspondences and Their Limits
  2. 1.1. Correspondences
    1.2. The Limits of Analogy
  3. Trinity, Universal Church, and Local Church
  4. Trinitarian Persons and the Church
  5. 3.1. Relational Personhood
    3.2. Perichoretic Personhood
  6. The Structure of Trinitarian and Ecclesial Relations

VI. Structures of the Church

  1. Charismata and Participation
  2. 1.1. Bishop or Everyone?
    1.2. The Charismatic Church
  3. The Trinity and Ecclesial Institutions
  4. 2.1. The Trinity as Model
    2.2. Spirit, Institutions, and the Mediation of Salvation
  5. Ordination
  6. 3.1. Office and Ordination
    3.2. Ordination and Election

VII.The Catholicity of the Church

  1. The Question of Catholicity
  2. Catholicity and New Creation
  3. The Catholicity of the Local Church
  4. 3.1. Catholicity and Grace
    3.2. Catholicity and Creation
  5. The Catholicity of Person

Bibliography
Index

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