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Koinonia and the Quest for an Ecumenical Ecclesiology: From Foundations Through Dialogue to Symbolic Competence for Communionality #2020

Koinonia and the Quest for an Ecumenical Ecclesiology From Foundations Through Dialogue to Symbolic Competence for Communionality 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

  • Title: Koinonia and the Quest for an Ecumenical Ecclesiology: From Foundations Through Dialogue to Symbolic Competence for Communionality
  • Author: Lorelei F. Fuchs
  • ISBN: 9780802840233
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Paperback
  • Koinonia and the Quest for an Ecumenical Ecclesiology: From Foundations Through Dialogue to Symbolic Competence for Communionality By Lorelei F. Fuchs, 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 tThe 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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