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Author Kearsley, Roy.

Title Church, community and power / Roy Kearsley
Published Farnham, Surrey, UK : Ashgate, [2008]
©2008
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Contents Introduction : church as community in the presence of power -- Church as a koinonia : the fellowship of the way -- The contested concept : what is power? -- Church and the environment of power -- Power relations and church -- Strategies, church, and freedom -- Spirit, power, and weakness -- Power, authority, and community -- Twin problems on power and church -- Conclusions : power in the future of koinonia community
Summary In the era of 'post-Christendom', how can church as a sociological reality be switched on to the destructive dangers, yet constructive possibilities, of 'power' flowing in and around its community? Attuned to the current distrust of church power, this book creatively works out responses that could turn painful censure into a re-visioning of church power relations, helped by neglected critical studies. The approach exposes a complexity to power, and filters that insight into a theology of church. Much attention is paid in the book to the relevance to a religious community of post-modern philoso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Authority -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Church.
Communities -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Power (Christian theology)
Authority -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Church.
Communities -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Power (Christian theology)
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ecclesiology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0754663450
0754693147
9780754663454
9780754693147