Who is the Church: An Ecclesiology for the Twenty-First Century

Who is the Church: An Ecclesiology for the Twenty-First Century

by Cheryl M. Peterson
     
 

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Many congregations today focus on strategy and purpose—what churches "do"—but Cheryl Peterson submits that mainline churches need to focus instead on "what" or "who" they are—to reclaim a theological, rather than sociological, understanding of themselves.

Peterson suggests that we understand the church as a people created by the Spirit to be a

Overview

Many congregations today focus on strategy and purpose—what churches "do"—but Cheryl Peterson submits that mainline churches need to focus instead on "what" or "who" they are—to reclaim a theological, rather than sociological, understanding of themselves.

Peterson suggests that we understand the church as a people created by the Spirit to be a community, and that we must claim a narrative method to explore the church's identity—specifically, the story of the church's origin in the Acts of the Apostles. Finally, here is a way of thinking of church that reconciles the best of competing models of church for the future of mainline Protestant theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800698812
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
658,839
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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