Perpetually reforming : a theology of church reform and renewal /
|Author / Creator:||Bradbury, John P.|
|Imprint:||London : Bloomsbury, 2013.|
|Description:||1 online resource (xiv, 232 pages)|
|Series:||Ecclesiological investigations ; volume 14|
T & T Clark theology
Ecclesiological investigations ; v. 14.
T & T Clark theology.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ecclesiology.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11191627|
Table of Contents:
- 1. Introduction. The problem with 'Church'
- The Church in the twenty-first century context
- The Church, theology and the theologian
- An outline of the work as a whole
- 2. Visible and Invisible? The contours of a problem
- John Calvin: The dualism of election
- Karl Barth: The dualism of time and eternity
- Locating the 'Problem' of ecclesiological dualisms
- 3. Confessional Identities. The practice of confessing
- Attending to a confessional voice: The Basis of Union of the United Reformed Church
- Re-formation and confessional identities
- 4. Confessional Re-formation: The Example of the Church and the Jewish People. Calvin and classic reformed confessional texts
- Karl Barth and contemporary reformed confessions of faith
- The process of re-formation
- The implications of re-formation
- 5. Biblical Re-formations. Covenantal re-formations
- A covenant with all: Noah and the first covenant
- The covenant with Abraham: The election of a sociality
- The Sinai covenant: The centrality of the practice of law
- New covenants?
- Renewing the canon: Scripture re-reading scripture
- 6. The Covenantal Identity of the Church
- The 'New' covenant in Christ
- Jesus and the extensive ecclesial movement
- Orientations to the future
- Why the Church?
- 7. The Practices of Identity Renewal
- The mediation of social identity: The contribution of 'collective memory'
- Practices of remembrance: Collective memory in the Deuteronomic tradition
- The reformatory practices of the Church
- 8. Toward the Reformation of the Church. The Church and the world
- Finding our orientations
- Reforming and renewing scriptural practices
- Perpetual reformation.