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There is today a dramatic reexamination of structure, authority, dogma — indeed, every aspect of the life of the Church is held up to scrutiny. Welcoming this as a sign of vitality, Avery Dulles has carefully studied the writings of contemporary Protestant and Catholic ecclesiologists and sifted out six major approaches, or "models," through which the Church's character can be understood: as Institution, Mystical Communion, Sacrament, Herald, Servant, and, in a recent addition to the book, as Community of Disciples. A balanced theology, he concludes, must incorporate the major affirmations of each. "The method of models or types," observes Cardinal Dulles, "can have great value in helping people to get beyond the limitations of their own particular outlook and to enter into fruitful conversation with others... Such conversation is obviously essential if ecumenism is to get beyond its present impasses."

This new edition includes a new Appendix and Preface by the author.

Synopsis:

The term mystery, applied to the Church, signifies many things. It implies that the Church is not fully intelligible to the finite mind of man, and that the reason for this lack of intelligibility is not the poverty but the richness of the Church.

In the end, perhaps, one has to accept a reverent silence about the Church — or about any theological reality.

In Models of the Church, one of America's leading theologians defines the basic functions of the Church, assesses its mission on Earth, and explores its many different roles in the lives of believers.

Synopsis:

One of America's leading theologians defines the basic functions of the Church, assesses its mission on Earth, and explores its many different roles in the lives of believers.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-242) and index.

About the Author

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., the first U.S. theologian named to the College of Cardinals, is known both nationally and internationally as a preeminent Catholic scholar, teacher, and theologian. He lives in New York City and holds the McGinley Professorship of Religion and Society at Fordham University. His writings over the past half-century have helped to shape the face of theological reflection in the post-Vatican II Church.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385133685
Author:
Dulles, Avery
Publisher:
Image
Author:
Dulles, Avery
Location:
Garden City, N.Y.
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Church Administration
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Theology and philosophy
Subject:
Church
Subject:
Theology - Ecclesiology
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Catholic
Subject:
Christianity - Church Administration
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Ecclesiology
Subject:
Christian Theology - Catholic
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Christian Theology - Ecclesiology
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Edition Number:
Expanded ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Image Classics
Series Volume:
672
Publication Date:
19910831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.18x5.56x.65 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The term mystery, applied to the Church, signifies many things. It implies that the Church is not fully intelligible to the finite mind of man, and that the reason for this lack of intelligibility is not the poverty but the richness of the Church.

In the end, perhaps, one has to accept a reverent silence about the Church — or about any theological reality.

In Models of the Church, one of America's leading theologians defines the basic functions of the Church, assesses its mission on Earth, and explores its many different roles in the lives of believers.

"Synopsis" by , One of America's leading theologians defines the basic functions of the Church, assesses its mission on Earth, and explores its many different roles in the lives of believers.
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