Christian Community in History
Historical Ecclesiology v. 1
By (author) Roger Haight
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Christian Community in History by Roger Haight
Book DescriptionDrawing upon the methodology developed in his Dynamics of Theology (1990) and exemplified in Jesus Symbol of God (1999), Roger Haight, in this magisterial work, achieves what he calls an historical ecclesiology, or ecclesiology from below. In contrast to traditional ecclesiology from above, which is abstract, idealist, and ahistorical, ecclesiology from below is concrete, realist, and historically conscious. In this first of two volumes, Haight charts the history of the church's self-understandings from the origins of the church in the Jesus movement to the late Middle Ages. In volume 2 Haight develops a comparative ecclesiology based on the history and diverse theologies of the worldwide Christian movement from the Reformation to the present. While the ultimate focus of the work falls on the structure of the church and its theological self-understanding, it tries to be faithful to the historical, social, and political reality of the church in each period.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826416308
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Collected essays on various topics in religion and spirituality by a world-renowned theologian and author.
Christian Community in History, Hardback (April 2008)
Attempts to describe what the churches possess in common, that is to retrieve ecclesiological constants from history reaching back to scriptural origins in order to construct and portray the common ecclesial existence shared by the churches. This work aims to find apostolicity, catholicity, and the unity amidst the plurality of the churches.
Future of Christology, Paperback (October 2007)» View all books by Roger Haight
In a strongly worded "notification," in February of 2005, the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith denounced Jesuit Roger Haight's best-selling book "Jesus Symbol of God" as containing "grave doctrinal errors." This book responds to the numerous reviews "Jesus Symbol of God" received, both pro and con.
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Author Biography - Roger Haight
Roger Haight, S.J., teaches at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His two previous books form a trilogy with Christian Community in History on the nature of Christian theology, Jesus Christ, and the church.
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