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Generous Ecclesiology

Church, World and the Kingdom of God

Generous Ecclesiology

Church, World and the Kingdom of God

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334046622
Published: 31/07/2013

Generous Ecclesiology seeks to present a positive theological response to the issues raised by Mission-Shaped Church and For the Parish. The former reminds us that the church is to engage in creative and imaginative ways with our missionary calling. The latter affirms the place of inherited patterns and structures which cannot simply be discarded.

Alert to the danger that discussion about tradition and innovation can become polarized; the editors recognize that living in relation to a generous God shapes our ecclesiology.

Generous Ecclesiology takes as its basis the uniqueness of the church's calling in God's world, a world embraced by the generosity of his love. This collection is a contribution to an ongoing conversation; to this end, it engages with a rich range of dialogue partners, historically, ecumenically and culturally as well as theologically.

Afterword by Ian Mobsby.

Julie Gittoes, Brutus Green, James Heard

The Revd Dr Julie Gittoes is a Residentiary Canon of Guildford Cathedral. The Revd Dr Brutus Green is Curate of St John's Hyde Park. The Revd Dr James Heard is Associate Vicar of St Luke's with Christ Church, Chelsea.

'Generous Ecclesiology is a true manifesto for our times. This is a book for all those who want to move on from the tribalism that so easily ensnares Christian discourses, and often leads to painful conflict and division. Generous Ecclesiology calls the reader into that deeper, abundant and wholly generous space that we might dare to call the church.' -- Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.