John G. Flett's Apostolicity: The Ecumenical Question in World Christian PDF

By John G. Flett

ISBN-10: 0830850953

ISBN-13: 9780830850952

What constitutes the cohesion of the church through the years and throughout cultures? Can our account of the church's apostolic religion embody the cultural range of worldwide Christianity?

The ecumenical move that begun within the 20th century posed the matter of the church's apostolicity in profound new methods. within the try and locate team spirit in the middle of the Protestant-Catholic schism, contributors during this move outlined the church as a unique culture—complete with its personal buildings, rituals, structure and track. Apostolicity turned an issue of cultivating the church's personal (Western) tradition. while it turned disconnected from venture, and extra importantly, from the varied fact of global Christianity.

In this pioneering examine, John Flett assesses the kingdom of the dialog concerning the apostolic nature of the church. He contends that the pursuit of ecumenical solidarity has come on the price of dealing responsibly with crosscultural distinction. by means of looking to the church past the West and again to the recent testomony, Flett offers a daring account of an apostolicity that embraces plurality.

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