The Trinity and Ecumenical Church Thought: The Church-Event

The Trinity and Ecumenical Church Thought: The Church-Event

by William C. Ingle-Gillis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754657426

ISBN-13: 9780754657422

Pub. Date: 05/30/2007

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Some hundred years from inception, the ecumenical movement is stagnating. William C. Ingle-Gillis argues that the problem lies in modern ecumenism's treatment of denominational Churches as provisional entities requiring reunion to be more fully Christ's Body. In a work unique both to ecumenical studies and to trinitarian theology, the author redefines ecclesial life…  See more details below

Overview

Some hundred years from inception, the ecumenical movement is stagnating. William C. Ingle-Gillis argues that the problem lies in modern ecumenism's treatment of denominational Churches as provisional entities requiring reunion to be more fully Christ's Body. In a work unique both to ecumenical studies and to trinitarian theology, the author redefines ecclesial life from the premise that God's essence is personhood-in-communion and that the ultimate calling of human persons is to share as fully in the divine life as Christ himself.

Concluding that the Churches are, by the Spirit's action, a tangible, dynamic event, wherein God makes visible his on-going reconciliation of the world to himself, Ingle-Gillis argues that the Churches' true life lies in coming-together, rather than being-together. This conclusion places ecumenism at the heart of Church life and witness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754657422
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/30/2007
Series:
Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology, and Biblical Studies
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Provisionalist Ecclesiology of Modern Ecumenism: Ecumenism and ecclesiology; Survey of ecumenical provisionalism. Part 2 Trinitarian Ontology: The Ecclesiological Cornerstone: Principles of trinitarian ontology and cosmology; The spirit in the economy of being and salvation. Part 3 Event-Ecclesiology and -Ecumenism: Ecclesiological principles; Event-ecclesiology: a response to provisionalism. Bibliography; Index.

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