The Trinity and Ecumenical Church Thought: The Church-Eventby William C. Ingle-Gillis
Pub. Date: 05/30/2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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.
- Taylor & Francis
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- Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies Series
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- 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Table of Contents
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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