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- DescriptionThis book invatively explores the tion of koinia for understanding the nature and function of the Church. Since the Scriptures assert that the Church is the Church of God, Gods communal mode of existence is looked at namely, God who is a communion of three hypostases relating to one ather in an interpenetrating koinia of infinite love as a way of understanding the very being of the church as communion. Such a tion of koinia, far from having anything to do with socio-political understandings, suggests that it is a foundational gift bestowed from above to the world as the solution par excellence to the impasse of isolationism. More often than t, however, such an ecclesiology of communion has t taken seriously the historical reality of the Church living within the fallen world along with its ceaseless temptations, divisions and even sins in history. In this way, it becomes apparent that a dialectic needs to be ackwledged in the tion of communion as both foundational gift from God, and yet one still to be fully realised. Accordingly, this work shows that the Church is t only as the gift of Gods miraculous presence here on earth. The Church is also constantly striving to exist epicletically until such time as it will fully experience the final consummation in Gods eschatological kingdom. An examination of this double dimensionality of the Church is undertaken in order to assess if this is in line with the Scriptural witness of the ekklesia. Having established the gift-goal dialectic in the tion of koinia in the New Testament Church, the study then traces the trajectory of this dynamic approach to koinia in the Churchs worship and authoritative structures. This promises to cast both a deeper light on, and a more realistic solution to ecclesiological problems within the life of the Church today, allowing for the Churchs constant renewal.
- Author(s)Philip Kariatlis
- PublisherATF Press
- Date of Publication15/10/2011
- SubjectChristianity: General
- Place of PublicationHindmarsh, SA
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintATF Press
- Weight522 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
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