Conciliarism : A History of Decision-Making in the Church

By (author) Valliere, Paul

Conciliarism is one of the oldest and most essential means of decision-making in the history of the Christian Church. Indeed, as a leading Orthodox theologian Alexander Schmemann states, 'Before we understand the place and the function of the council in the Church, we must, therefore, see the Church herself as a council.' Paul Valliere tells the story of councils and conciliar decision-making in the Christian Church from earliest times to the present. Drawing extensively upon the scholarship on conciliarism which has appeared in the last half-century, Valliere brings a broad ecumenical perspective to the study and shows how the conciliar tradition of the Christian past can serve as a resource for resolving conflicts in the Church today. The book presents a conciliarism which involves historical legacy, but which leads us forward, not backward, and which keeps the Church's collective eyes on the prize - the eschatological kingdom of God.

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  • Introduction
  • 1. The conciliar testament
  • 2. The conciliar tradition
  • 3. The conciliar theory
  • 4. Conciliarism in Anglican experience
  • 5. The Pan-Anglican Council
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography.

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書名 Conciliarism : A History of Decision-Making in the Church
著作者等 Valliere, Paul
書名別名 A History of Decision-Making in the Church
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2012.02.09
ページ数 302p
大きさ H228 x W152
ISBN 9781107015746
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス