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Church : Community for the Kingdom - John Fuellenbach


Community for the Kingdom

Paperback Published: 2nd July 2002
ISBN: 9781570754166
Number Of Pages: 238

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Integrating missiology and ecclesiology in a vision of a church in mission made up of all the world's peoples, Fuellenbach explores the church's life as worshiping community, as communion, as Body of Christ working to make the world reflect Kingdom values.

Preface to the ASM Seriesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Presuppositionsp. 1
Essential Relationships: Jesus and the Kingdom, the Church, and Israelp. 6
Overview of This Bookp. 12
The Church in Scripture and in Vatican II
Jesus and the Churchp. 17
Return to the Jesus Who Walked This Earthp. 17
Biblical Insights into Israel, Kingdom, and Churchp. 18
Jesus and the Foundation of the Churchp. 28
The Church in the Teaching of Vatican IIp. 36
The Council's Theological Vision of the Churchp. 36
Retrieving Biblical Images of the Churchp. 38
The New People of Godp. 38
The Church as Body of Christp. 47
The Church as Temple of the Holy Spiritp. 58
The Meaning of "Church" in the Teaching of Vatican IIp. 67
Church as Catholic Churchp. 67
Church as Local Congregationp. 68
Church as Community of the Baptizedp. 69
Church Refers to the People of Israelp. 70
The Church from Abel Onp. 70
The House Churchp. 72
The Church in the Context of the Kingdomp. 74
The Church in Relation to the World and to God's Plan of Salvationp. 74
The Church as Not Identical with the Kingdomp. 76
The Kingdom of God as Present in the Churchp. 87
Models of the Church
Emergence of a World Churchp. 93
A Theological Interpretation of Vatican II as "World Church"p. 94
The First Epoch: Jewish Christianityp. 95
The Second Epoch: The Gentile Christian Community Freed from Jewish Lawp. 96
The Third Epoch: Transition from a Western Church to a World Churchp. 98
Megatrends Affecting the Church Todayp. 100
The Four Sources of Theologyp. 104
Bible, Tradition, and the Magisteriump. 104
The Ongoing Life of the Worshiping Communityp. 105
The Life Situation of the Committed Communityp. 105
The Presence of the Holy Spiritp. 106
The Use of Models in Ecclesiologyp. 108
What Is a Model?p. 108
Different Models of Churchp. 113
The Church as Community of Disciplesp. 114
The Church as Institutionp. 119
The Origin of Religious Orders in Prophetic Protestp. 134
The Church as Communionp. 147
Weaknesses of the Communion Modelp. 152
The Church as Sacramentp. 155
The Church as Heraldp. 161
The Church as Servantp. 163
Concluding Remarks on Using Models in Ecclesiologyp. 165
Two Models for the Future Church: Basic Ecclesial Communities and a Contrast Societyp. 167
Overview of the Present Ecclesial Situationp. 167
Church as Basic Ecclesial Communitiesp. 173
The Church as a Contrast Societyp. 196
Can the Church Be a Contrast Society Today?p. 199
Mission of the Churchp. 208
Threefold Missionp. 208
Two Ways of Being in Missionp. 213
The Church, the Universal Sacrament of Salvation and Mediator of the Kingdomp. 214
Kingdom Consciousness and the Mission of the Churchp. 219
Concluding Reflections on Church and Kingdomp. 221
Epiloguep. 223
Selected Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9781570754166
ISBN-10: 1570754160
Series: American Society of Missiology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 2nd July 2002
Publisher: Orbis Books (USA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36