By Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen
The publication considers the idea that of apostolicity rising in patristic theology, and it examines this idea because it has been constructed in a few pick out Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Anglican ecumenical files. Unresolved ecumenical questions bearing on ecumenical strategy and church ministry are frankly mentioned, together with severe observations on ecumenical praxis. the trendy thought of church buildings as denominations is tested intimately, specifically within the Lutheran context. the writer additionally bargains a severe evaluate of an enormous ecumenical occasion, the yearly Week of Prayer for Christian cohesion. The inspiration of a thorough church--aware of its roots and prophetically devoted to religion within the state of God looking freedom and justice--is explored via an in depth research and dialogue of the paintings of Dorothee Sölle and Terry Eagleton, seminal thinkers of our time.
"Gesa Thiessen discusses a wide diversity of present ecumenical matters in a way that's either theoretically lucid and virtually valuable. Her adventure as bridge-builder among Lutherans and Roman Catholics in addition to among German and English-speaking theological traditions permits her to grapple with many modern difficulties in an artistic and forward-looking model. not just educational theologians, but in addition ecumenically minded laypeople will make the most of Thiessen's honest and participatory manner of enticing difficult topics."
University of Helsinki
"This e-book will problem, tell, and pleasure all who're enthusiastic about the church at the present time. From essentially the most devoted and artistic Lutheran ecumenists round, it delves deeply into the background of the church to attract forth empowering and encouraging ecclesial views for this present day and the following day alike. looking to retrieve an figuring out of what lies on the actual middle of apostolicity and the actually radical nature of the Gospel itself, exploring and explicating the character and reality of ecumenical discussion, and supplying a imaginative and prescient for the church that resonates loudly with the good news that used to be proclaimed in first-century Palestine, this paintings could be required examining for these concerned with discussion this day and may increase any direction that offers with ecumenism and modern ecclesiology. Gesa Thiessen has played a massive carrier to the theological neighborhood in bringing this paintings into being. It 'sends forth' a message of actually excellent news in regards to the nation of God to a global so wanting such--apostolic and prophetic indeed."
University of San Diego
Gesa Thiessen lectures in systematic theology at Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, and Mater Dei Institute, Dublin, and is an Honorary Fellow of the dep. of Theology and spiritual reports of the collage of Wales, Lampeter. She has released numerous books together with, between others, Ecumenical Ecclesiology (2009), Theological Aesthetics: A Reader (2004), and Theology and smooth Irish paintings (1999).
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