Church Drawing near
By (author) Rev. Dr. Paul D. L. Avis
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Church Drawing near by Rev. Dr. Paul D. L. Avis
Book DescriptionThe book begins by defining the core tasks (or mission) of the Church in biblical and theological terms, and then asks how these tasks can best be carried out in the conditions of modernity and post-modernity.Paul Avis describes and evaluates contemporary expressions of spirituality, drawing on many empirical studies; the functions of the Churchs occasional offices or rites of passage; the ways in which the Church and its ministers can engage constructively with the community and with civil society; the pastoral method in mission and its practical, policy consequences. Throughout the book Avis urges the imperative for the Church and its ministers to break out from the privatization of Christian values into full participation in contemporary social issues and public life.This book is an authoritative and interdisciplinary study of theology and practice: a much-needed applied theology of mission and ministry for today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780567089687
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rev. Dr. Paul D. L. Avis
In Search of Authority, Hardback (February 2014)
The issue of authority has been contended in Anglican Theology since the Reformation, and remains very much alive today. Setting his critique within its ecumenical context, Avis examines the way that Anglican theologians throughout history have developed their theories of authority in relation to the Bible, tradition, reason and experience.
John Calvin's Ecclesiology, Hardback (June 2011)» View all books by Rev. Dr. Paul D. L. Avis
A collection of essays by leading scholars assessing John Calvin's ecclesiology. It explores the development and fundamental legacy of Calvin's perspectives on and relationship with the church. It also features contributions on the use of Calvin's ecclesiology by later and modern/contemporary ecclesiologists.
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Author Biography - Rev. Dr. Paul D. L. Avis
Paul Avis is the General Secretary of the Church of England's Council for Christian Unity and convening editor of the journal Ecclesiology.
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