Craig Nessan’s important new work retrieves biblical metaphors of the body of Christ and, following Dietrich Bonhoeffer, sees church today as “Christ existing as community.” To theological probing Nessan then adds contextual analysis and describes the four chief imperatives that mark Christ’s presence in the world today: peacemaking, justice-making, care for creation, and engagement with the other. He then unfolds the real-life implications of this paradigm of Christian community for the local church structure, strategies for partnering, public witness, and interreligious engagement.
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I heard Craig Nessan speak at a conference. He was right on that is why I am purchasing the book. What he offers is what we need to be doing as the church today.