The first edition of this book, published in 1948, was widely discussed. "There is hardly a page which does not bear evidence of shrewd insight, profound theological grasp and evangelistic passion," wrote Principal F. J. Taylor in The Churchman. Essentially, the book was an explanation of the theology behind the infant Church of South India in which Dr. Newbigin was a bishop.
For this edition, first published in 1960, Dr. Newbigin wrote a new introduction. This drew out the significance of the Church of South India's experience after 1948, and was an important contribution to the continuing worldwide discussion. An outspoken commentary on the Lambeth Conference of 1958 is included.
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About the Author
The late Lesslie Newbigin was one of the twentieth century's most influential Christian thinkers. A founding bishop of the Church in South India, he later served as an associate general secretary of the World Council of Churches, before being called back to southern India as Bishop in Madras in 1965.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the 1948 Edition vii
Introduction to the 1960 Edition ix
I The Basis Of Union In The Life Of The Church 9
Part II The Nature Of The Church's Unity And Continuity
II The Problem 23
III The Israel Of God 27
IV The Spirit, The Body And The Flesh 44
v The Extension Of The Incarnation? 55
VI Justification By Faith 84
VII The Method Of Reunion 104
Part III Heads Of Agreement
VIII The Standard Of Faith 124
IX The Ministry 148
X The Sacraments 170
XI South India And The Ecumenical Movement 181