Item description for Renewing the Vision: Reformed Faith and Life for the Twenty-First Century by Cynthia M. Campbell...
Overview The five themes around which Campbell organizes these essays and sermons--written by 20 Presbyterian Church (USA) scholars, pastors and church leaders--is organized Christology and preaching, the church and evangelism, missions and service, the authority and interpretation of Scripture, and ecumenism and the Reformed tradition.
These essays and sermons are by twenty well-known Presbyterian scholars, pastors, and church leaders who seek to shape a vision for the theological center of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The book is organized around five themes: Christology and preaching, the church and evangelism, mission and service, the authority and interpretation of Scripture, and ecumenism and the Reformed tradition. Each section includes two essays and two sermons.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.55" Height: 0.64" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2000
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664501249 ISBN13 9780664501242
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More About Cynthia M. Campbell
Cynthia M. Campbell is President of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, where she is also Professor of Church and Ministry. She is President of the Association of Theological Schools and editor of "Renewing the Vision: Reformed Faith in the 21st Century" (WJK).
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Food for thought and faith... Jun 20, 2001
This collection of essays and sermons perhaps serves the church best as conversation starters. Edited by Cynthia Campbell, president of McCormick Seminary, and submitted by member and/or supporter scholars and preachers of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, they are organized around five themes (Christology and preaching, the church and evangelism, mission and service, the authority and interpretation of scripture,and ecumenism and the Reformed tradition).
This book brought me hope for mainstream Presbyterianism. Certainly centrist, it lifts up the vibrancy present in a denomination that has too long been described as the "frozen chosen." It portrays the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a dynamic denomination, "always reforming," on into the 21st Century --taking the world and the Scripture seriously.
Relevant? Absolutely. Beginnning with 2 essays followed by 2 sermons, each section lends itself to study by an individual or within a group.
Section 2 was especially appealing as it discusses the hospitality of God and it's role in shaping the church that "believes in an unchanging Christ in an ever-changing world..." (Bohl, p. 71).
There are many giants present in these pages and their wisdom is worthy to consider... Renewing the Vision is invigorating to ponder and powerful in its affect on faith as it is lived beyond Sunday morning.