The Reunion of the Church, Revised Edition: A Defence of the South India Scheme

The Reunion of the Church, Revised Edition: A Defence of the South India Scheme

by Lesslie Newbigin

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610975124
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2011
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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

Part I

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

Part IV

XI South India And The Ecumenical Movement 181

Index 191

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