Church In The Round / Edition 1

Church In The Round / Edition 1

by Letty M. Russell
     
 

ISBN-10: 066425070X

ISBN-13: 9780664250706

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Ideas of the Christian church are changing, and Letty Russell envisions its future as partnership and sharing for all members around a common table of hospitality. Russell draws on her pastorate in Harlem, her classes in theology, and many ecumenical conversations to help the newly emerging church face the challenges of liberation for all people.

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Overview

Ideas of the Christian church are changing, and Letty Russell envisions its future as partnership and sharing for all members around a common table of hospitality. Russell draws on her pastorate in Harlem, her classes in theology, and many ecumenical conversations to help the newly emerging church face the challenges of liberation for all people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664250706
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface11
Pt. 1Round Table Connection17
1Round Table Talk20
Connecting to the Margin21
Faith, feminism, and the church22
Table principle24
Rereading from the margin27
The Spiral Connection29
Feminist methodology30
Rereading from the context32
Going around the spiral34
Talking Back to Tradition35
Feminist understanding of tradition36
Community of faith and struggle39
Feminist understanding of the church42
2Leadership in the Round46
Order and Organization47
Order and change48
Organization and ordination50
Quest for feminist leadership54
Overturning the Masters' Tables58
Iconoclasm of patriarchy59
Women in leadership60
House churches and household codes61
Round Table Leadership63
Community of the Spirit64
Authority in community65
Clues to feminist leadership67
Pt. 2Kitchen Table Solidarity75
3Communities of Faith and Struggle78
A Time of Kairos80
Signs of jubilee81
Confessing churches82
Confessional churches83
God's Mission and the Church87
Mission of God88
Missionary structures90
Liberation structures92
Liberation Communities96
Renewed Christian communities97
Basic Christian communities101
Feminist Christian communities104
4Justice and the Church112
Place of Salvation114
Justice and salvation114
No salvation outside the poor119
Double sin of the church123
Sign of Christ's Presence127
Household of God128
Signs of the church131
Justice connection135
Word Preached and Celebrated137
Word purely preached137
Sacraments rightly administered139
Table fenced with justice145
Pt. 3Welcome Table Partnership149
5Community of Hospitality151
White Racism: A Church-Dividing Issue153
Divided self and divided ministry153
Forms of structural sin156
Caught in the contradictions158
Contradictions of Divine Election162
Caught with his compassion down162
Rereading the story of the chosen people164
Bounded community166
Hospitality and the Church168
Need for identity169
Diversity and hospitality172
Hospitality on the margin175
6Spirituality of Connection182
Sister Choice183
Choosing to be a woman183
Choosing to be whole187
Kitchen table spirituality189
Sister Outsider192
Finding the margin192
Rejecting the contradictions194
Welcome table spirituality196
Sister Circle198
Choosing a tradition199
Opening the circle201
Round table partnership205
Notes209
Bibliography241
Index of Scripture References245
Index of Subjects249
Index of Names251

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