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Trinity Guide to the Christian Church By William J. La Due

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Opens with a short description of the various models of the church found in the New Testament and follows that up with a review of what early Christian theologians such as Augustine had to say about the Church. This book examines the medieval papcy and the impetus it had for the Protestant Reformation.

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Trinity Guide to the Christian Church by William J. La Due

The forms and shapes of the Christian churches in the last millennia have indeed been varied. La Due applies the scheme he applied to Jesus, the Trinity, and eschatology to the Church in this new historical overview of ecclesiology. He opens with a short description of the various models of the church found in the New Testament and follows that up with a review of what early Christian theologians such as Augustine had to say about the Church. La Due proceeds to examine the medieval papcy and the impetus it had for the Protestant Reformation, and he analyzes the ideas about the church held by Martin Luther, John Calvin, and the English Reformation. He then moves into the nineteenth century and twentieth centuries, offering overviews of theologians including Schleiermacher, Tillich, Hans Kung, Karl Rahner, Jurgen Moltmann, and Rosemary Ruether.

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"In this remarkably non-judgmental study, William LaDue crosses the borders separating the various expressions of Christianity both historically and in present contexts. His approach is to let the sources and the commentators speak for themselves. The result suggests that that the diversity of styles and expressions of Christian faith may be more a gift of the Holy Spirit than an obstacle. A marvelous source book for anyone interested in ecumenism." -- Robert McClory, author of Faithful Dissenters: Stories of Men and Women Who Loved and Changed the Church
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About William J. La Due


William J. La Due taught canon law at Catholic University, and is the author of The Trinity Guide to the Trinity and Jesus Among the Theologians. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Table of Contents


Introduction; Chapter 1 The Earliest Developments; Chapter 2 The Agents of Reformation; Chapter 3 Protestant Ecclesiology Comes of Age; Chapter 4 Recent Views of Traditional Catholic Ecclesiology; Chapter 5 The Next Generation of Protestant Ecclesiology; Chapter 6 Other Approaches to Church; Bibliography; Index.

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GOR009840822
Trinity Guide to the Christian Church by William J. La Due
William J. La Due
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2006-11-02
176
082641950X
9780826419507
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