The Community Of The Word

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Do North American evangelicals have a clear and strong doctrine of the church? Can we generate one?

In this volume, editors Mark Husbands and Daniel J. Treier bring together thirteen scholars and teachers to explore the history of evangelical ecclesiology and the continuing discussion regarding the nature of the church, the question of sacraments, the relation of church to society, and the church's moral character and missional witness.

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Overview

Do North American evangelicals have a clear and strong doctrine of the church? Can we generate one?

In this volume, editors Mark Husbands and Daniel J. Treier bring together thirteen scholars and teachers to explore the history of evangelical ecclesiology and the continuing discussion regarding the nature of the church, the question of sacraments, the relation of church to society, and the church's moral character and missional witness.

Contributors include William J. Abraham, Gary D. Badcock, Craig A. Carter, Ellen T. Charry, William A. Dyrness, Darrell L. Guder, D. G. Hart, Willie James Jennings, Dennis L. Okholm, James K. A. Smith, Allen Verhey, John Webster and Jonathan R. Wilson.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830827978
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 3/18/2005
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 778,995
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Husbands (Ph.D., University of St. Michael's College) is Leonard and Marjorie Maas Associate Professor of Reformed Theology at
Hope College. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, USA, and at Tyndale College and Seminary and Sheridan College in Toronto. While a Masters student at Wycliffe College at the Toronto School of Theology, he was senior editor of Prolegomena, an academic journal in theology.
Professor Husband's academic work demonstrates a serious engagement with the work of Barth, Calvin, Luther and Jungel and extends to a consideration of reconciliation, theological anthropology and political theology. He is the author of the monograph Barth's Ethics of Prayer and Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals. He and Daniel J. Treier are editors of Justification: What's at Stake in the Recent Debates recently published by IVP. He is also editor of Theology and the End of Modernity: Essays in Conversation with Reginald Stackhouse and with Philip G. Ziegler co-edited Essays Catholic and Critical.. Husbands is also the editor of The Community of the Word.

Daniel J. Treier (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.He is the coeditor of nine books and author of three, including Virtue and the Voice of God and Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture.

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Mark Husbands and Daniel J. TreierPart One: The Church in "Evangelical" Theologies: Looking Back
1. The Church in Evangelical Theologies, Past and Future - D. G. Hart
2. The Fundamental Dispensation of Evangelical Ecclesiology - Dennis L. Okholm
3. Practicing Church: Evangelical Ecclesiologies at the End of Modernity - Jonathan R. WilsonPart Two: Locating the Church Dogmatically
4. The Church and the Perfection of God - John Webster
5. "The Visible Attests the Invisible" - John Webster
6. The Church as Missional Community - Darrell L. GuderPart Three: The Church as Moral Community
7. Inclusivism, Idolatry and the Survival of the (Fittest) Faithful - William J. Abraham
8. "Able to Instruct One Another": The Church as a Community of Moral Discourse - Allen VerheyPart Four: The Church as Sacramental Community?
9. Beyond Theocracy and Individualism: The Significance of John Howard Yoder's Ecclesiology for Evangelicalism - Craig A. Carter
10. The Church as "Sacrament" - Gary D. Babcock
11. Sacramental Ecclesiology - Ellen T. CharryPart Five: Locating the Church Culturally
12. The Church as Social Theory: A Reformed Engagement with Radical Orthodoxy - James K. A. Smith
13. The Desire of the Church - Willie James Jennings
14. Spaces for an Evangelical Ecclesiology - William A. Dyrness
Conclusion: The Body of Christ, the Bread of Heaven - Ellen T. Charry
Contributors
Names Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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