Ecclesiology for a Global Church: A People Called and Sent

Ecclesiology for a Global Church: A People Called and Sent

by Richard R. Gaillardetz
     
 

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Richard Gaillardetz captures the dynamics of the church as a people called by Jesus and sent into the whole world at the juncture in human history when Christianity has become a world religion and the church has become a world church. In seven magisterial chapters Gaillardetz shows how the Venerable Bede's adage that "Every day the church gives birth to the church"

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Richard Gaillardetz captures the dynamics of the church as a people called by Jesus and sent into the whole world at the juncture in human history when Christianity has become a world religion and the church has become a world church. In seven magisterial chapters Gaillardetz shows how the Venerable Bede's adage that "Every day the church gives birth to the church" has become even truer in the twenty-first century than it was in the eighth.

Gaillardetz integrates emerging ecclesiologies from Latin America, Africa, Oceania, and Asia with the traditional ecclesiology of the north. He helps us understand what happens when the church takes cues not just from Scripture and Tradition, but also from women, Asian and African religions, and from the challenge of promoting justice and peace. Woven through the entire book is the issue of globalization and environmental crisis, as a people "sustained by memory" and presided over by a ministry of memory faces the future.

About the Author:
Richard R. Gaillardetz is the Thomas and Margaret Murray and James J. Bacik Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Toledo and the author of numerous books and articles in the fields of ecclesiology and pastoral ministry

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ISBN-13:
9781570757693
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Theology in Global Perspective Series
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
785,333
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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