Church in Ordinary Time: A Wisdom Ecclesiology

Church in Ordinary Time: A Wisdom Ecclesiology

by Amy Plantinga Pauw

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The liturgical season called “ordinary time” consists mostly of the weeks between Easter and the beginning of Advent. This season, generally ignored by theologians, aptly symbolizes the church’s existence as God’s creature in the gap between the resurrection of Christ and the consummation of all things. In this book Amy Plantinga Pauw draws on the seasons of the church year and the creation theology elaborated in the Wisdom books of Scripture to explore the contours of a Trinitarian ecclesiology that is properly attuned to the church’s life amid the realities of today’s world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802871862
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/21/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Amy Plantinga Pauw is Henry P. Mobley Jr. Professor of Doctrinal Theology at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. Her previous books include a commentary on Proverbs and Ecclesiastes and The Supreme Harmony of All: The Trinitarian Theology of Jonathan Edwards.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Why Ordinary Time Matters 1

Part 1 Wise Earthlings

1 Creation as Original Grace 23

2 Church Looks Very Small from Here 42

Part 2 The Redemption of Our Bodies

3 Christ, in Whom All Things Hold Together 55

4 Mary's Child 68

5 Church as Earthen Vessel 82

Part 3 Church in the Power of the Spirit

6 Making New and Making Do 108

7 Longing 120

8 Giving 126

9 Suffering 134

10 Rejoicing 143

11 Joining Hands 150

Epilogue: The Polyphony of Church Life 161

Works Cited 165

Index of Authors 178

Index of Subjects 181

Index of Scripture References 186

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