Barry Harvey provides a doctrine of the church that combines Baptist distinctives and origins with an unbending commitment to the visible church as the social body of Christ. Speaking to the broader Christian community, Harvey updates, streamlines, and recontextualizes the arguments he made in an earlier edition of this book (Can These Bones Live?). This new edition offers a style of ecclesial witness that can help Christian churches engage culture. The author suggests new ways Baptists can engage ecumenically with Catholics and other Protestants, offers insights for Christian worship and practice, and shows how the fragmented body of Christ can be re-membered after Christendom.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||2nd Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Barry Harvey (PhD, Duke University) is professor of theology in the Honors College at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. An ordained Baptist minister, he has served as a theologian and teacher in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and is the author or coauthor of several books.
Table of Contents
ContentsForeword to the Revised EditionIntroduction1. Where, Then, Do We Stand?: The Church as the Presupposition of Theology2. Can These Bones Live? The Dismembering of Christ's Body3. Caught Up in the Apocalypse: God's Incursion into the World in Israel and Christ4. Let Us Be like the Nations: Becoming Entangled in the Ways of the World5. Sacramental Sinews: The Sacramental Re-membering of Christ's Body6. Holy Vulnerable: Spiritual Formation for a Pilgrim People7. Dwelling Again in Tents: Living in Tension with the Earthly CityIndexes