Item description for Koinonia and the Quest for an Ecumenical Ecclesiology: From Foundations through Dialogue to Symbolic Competence for Communionality by Lorelei F. Fuchs...
Overview An original proposal for uniting churches through dynamic fellowship.
Publishers Description The word koinonia has gained prominence in recent ecumenical discussions. In this original and substantial work Lorelei Fuchs proposes the theological idea of koinonia, commonly translated as "communion" or "fellowship," as the key to moving fractured churches toward a future unity.
Fuchs challenges churches to move beyond mere dialogue and to apply ecumenical insights at the local level. She begins by relating the exegetical meaning of koinonia to its ecumenical meaning, tracing the place of koinonia both within the churches and between the churches. She then examines the concept of koinonia in the extensive and fruitful dialogues that have taken place between Lutherans, Anglicans, and Roman Catholics, finally articulating a "symbolic competence for communionality" that provides a rich and workable way forward for church unity at all levels.
Encompassing the latest in ecumenical thought, Koinonia and the Quest for an Ecumenical Ecclesiology provides a broad, thoughtful framework for realizing Christ's prayer "that all may be one . . . so that the world may believe."
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.05" Width: 6.29" Height: 1.25" Weight: 1.81 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 080284023X ISBN13 9780802840233
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More About Lorelei F. Fuchs
Sr. Lorelei Francis Fuchs, SA, is theological consultant of The Interchurch Center, New York City.