Mother Church

Mother Church

by Carl E Braaten
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800630823

ISBN-13: 9780800630829

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Carl Braaten here issues an energetic call for a truly ecumenical church, including a Lutheran rationale for recovery of the historical episcopacy and papal primacy as servants of the gospel. Braaten writes of the church's place in the divine scheme of things and of the various modern isms that distort or hide the classical Christian tradition. Tracing his own…  See more details below

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Carl Braaten here issues an energetic call for a truly ecumenical church, including a Lutheran rationale for recovery of the historical episcopacy and papal primacy as servants of the gospel. Braaten writes of the church's place in the divine scheme of things and of the various modern isms that distort or hide the classical Christian tradition. Tracing his own ecumenical journey, he outlines an ecclesiology of communion and advances specific proposals for enhancing Christian unity in liturgy, spirituality, and church polity. The confessing movement named after Martin Luther he views in terms of its basic intent to reform and renew the church, not to start a new Christianity in a multiplicity of separate denominations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800630829
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Century of the Church1
Ch. 1The Tragedy of the Reformation and the Return to Catholicity11
Ch. 2The Reunited Church of the Future25
Ch. 3The Kingdom of God and the Church43
Ch. 4The Gospel and the Crisis of Authority67
Ch. 5The Teaching Authority of the Church82
Ch. 6Jesus and the Church: An Essay on Ecclesial Hermeneutics98
Ch. 7Doing Theology for the Church under the Authority of Scripture117
Ch. 8The Future of Lutheranism in America133
Notes149
Index of Persons and Subjects161

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