Ecclesiology and Exclusion: Boundaries of Being and Belonging in Postmodern Times


These original essays address the many forms of exclusion in churches around the world. Topics include the exclusion of marginalized peoples, racial justice, gender, sacramental practices, and exclusion and ecumenical reality.

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These original essays address the many forms of exclusion in churches around the world. Topics include the exclusion of marginalized peoples, racial justice, gender, sacramental practices, and exclusion and ecumenical reality.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570759826
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Richard R. Gaillardetz vii

Introduction 1

Part I Ecclesiology and Exclusion in a Postmodern Context

Gerard Mannion's Ecclesiology and Postmodernity 7

"Exclusivism" and "Neo-Exclusivism" Dennis M. Doyle 7

Reflections on the "Grace of Self-Doubt" Paul Lakeland 13

Ecclesiology and Postmodernity: An Anglican Perspective Mark D. Chapman 18

Response: Ecclesiology and the Humility of God: Embracing the Risk of Loving the World Gerard Mannion 24

The Church: A Place of Exclusion or an Intercultural Community? Giovanni Pernigotto 43

Ecclesiology and Exclusions in the Public Space: A Political Perspective Debora Spini 51

Part II Exclusion and Marginal People

The Catholic Church and the Immigration Crisis in the Americas Mark Ensalaco 65

"But I See That Somebody Is Missing": Ecclesiology and Exclusion in the Context of Immigration Gioacchino Campese 71

Being an Otherwise-Documented Church: An Ecclesiology for All Us Immigrants David L. Johns 93

Ecclesial Identity and the Excluded Homeless Population: A Funnel Ecclesiology as a Framework of Inclusion Pascal Daniel Bazzell 105

Part III Exclusion and Racial Justice

Bryan N. Massingale's Racial Justice and the Catholic Church 119

Race and Social Context: Language, "Colorblindness," and Intergroup Contact Leslie H. Picca 119

The Struggle against Racism and the Global Horizon of Christian Hope Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator 125

Response: The Challenge of Idolatry and Ecclesial Identity Bryan N. Massingale 130

Transcending the Exclusionary Ecclesial Practices of Racial Hierarchies of Authority: An Early Pentecostal Trajectory David D. Daniels III 137

Part IV Exclusion and Gender

Phyllis Zagano's Women & Catholicism: Gender, Communion, and Authority 155

An Introduction Miriam Haar 155

Implementing Vatican IP's Ecclesiology Sandra Mazzolini 161

The Viewpoint of an Orthodox Theologian Vladimir Latinovic 168

Response: Toward a Nonexclusionary View of Women Phyllis Zagano 175

Church and Homosexuality: Beyond Exclusion Stefanie Knauss 183

Part V Exclusion and the Church

Inclusion and Exclusion in the Ecclesiology of the New Catholic Movements Massimo Faggioli 199

Ecclesiology and Exclusion: Setting Boundaries for the Church Neil Ormerod 215

The Prophetic Mission of the Local Church: Community Organizing as a School for the Social Imaginary Bradford Hinze 221

Part VI Exclusion and Sacramental Practices

Ecclesiology, Exclusion, and Sacraments Mary McClintock Fulkerson 239

Whose Exclusion? Which Inclusion? Barry Harvey 247

A Case of Ecclesial Exclusion: Eucharistic Sharing Susan K. Wood 255

Eucharist at a Divided Table C. Pierson Shaw Jr. 265

Rethinking the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Healing in the Light of Postmodern Thought Stephen Annan 279

Part VII Exclusion and Ecumenical Reality

Inclusion and Exclusion in the Anglican Communion: The Case of the Anglican Covenant Mark D. Chapman 295

The Arduous Journey from Exclusion to Communion: Overcoming Relationships of Distrust between Orthodox and Catholics Peter De Mey 307

Toward a New Dayton Momentum? Exclusion, Sociocultural Identities, and the Ecumenical Movement E. A. J. G. Van der Borght 317

Retrospective Vincent J. Miller 325

List of Contributors 329

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