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By Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen

Apostolic and Prophetic promotes a imaginative and prescient of the church as apostolic, ecumenical, and radical. It explores the which means of every of those ecclesial marks and their intrinsic connections. the amount hence attracts a large span among the apostolic previous (tradition) and a thorough standpoint at the current and destiny ecumenical church.
The publication considers the idea that of apostolicity rising in patristic theology, and it examines this idea because it has been built in a few choose Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Anglican ecumenical files. Unresolved ecumenical questions referring to ecumenical process and church ministry are frankly mentioned, together with severe observations on ecumenical praxis. the fashionable inspiration of church buildings as denominations is tested intimately, in particular within the Lutheran context. the writer additionally bargains a severe review of a big ecumenical occasion, the yearly Week of Prayer for Christian solidarity. The inspiration of an intensive church--aware of its roots and prophetically dedicated to religion within the state of God looking freedom and justice--is explored via an in depth research and dialogue of the paintings of Dorothee Sölle and Terry Eagleton, seminal thinkers of our time.

"Gesa Thiessen discusses a vast variety of present ecumenical matters in a fashion that's either theoretically lucid and virtually invaluable. Her event as bridge-builder among Lutherans and Roman Catholics in addition to among German and English-speaking theological traditions permits her to grapple with many modern difficulties in an inventive and forward-looking model. not just educational theologians, but in addition ecumenically minded laypeople will make the most of Thiessen's honest and participatory manner of attractive demanding topics."
-Risto Saarinen
University of Helsinki

"This booklet will problem, tell, and pleasure all who're captivated with the church this day. From some of the most dedicated and artistic Lutheran ecumenists round, it delves deeply into the heritage of the church to attract forth empowering and encouraging ecclesial views for this present day and the following day alike. looking to retrieve an knowing of what lies on the real center of apostolicity and the actually radical nature of the Gospel itself, exploring and explicating the character and reality of ecumenical discussion, and providing a imaginative and prescient for the church that resonates loudly with the excellent news that was once proclaimed in first-century Palestine, this paintings might be required analyzing for these inquisitive about discussion this day and should improve any direction that bargains with ecumenism and modern ecclesiology. Gesa Thiessen has played a huge carrier to the theological neighborhood in bringing this paintings into being. It 'sends forth' a message of really excellent news about the state of God to a global so short of such--apostolic and prophetic indeed."
-Gerard Mannion
University of San Diego

Gesa Thiessen lectures in systematic theology at Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, and Mater Dei Institute, Dublin, and is an Honorary Fellow of the dep. of Theology and non secular reports of the college of Wales, Lampeter. She has released numerous books together with, between others, Ecumenical Ecclesiology (2009), Theological Aesthetics: A Reader (2004), and Theology and sleek Irish artwork (1999).

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