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Author Brent, Allen.

Title Cultural episcopacy and ecumenism : representative ministry in church history from the Age of Ignatius of Antioch to the Reformation, with special reference to contemporary ecumenism / by Allen Brent
Published Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1992
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 250 pages)
Series Studies in Christian mission, 0924-9389 ; volume 6
Studies in Christian mission ; v. 6. 0924-9389
Contents 880-01 CULTURAL EPISCOPACY AND ECUMENISM; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; CHAPTER ONE CHALLENGES TO TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION; 1. Cultural episcope: the Anglican dilemma; 2. Cultural episcope and catholic churches of the Eastern Rite; 3. The case for cultural episcope; 4. Incarnational theology, culture, and liturgy; 5. Towards a concept of cultural episcope; CHAPTER TWO CULTURE AND ECUMENISM; 1. Anthropological definitions of culture; 2. Durkheim's phenomenology of culture; 3. Wittgenstein and culture as agreement in form of life
880-01 7.παpάδoσιζ and the organization of the early Christian synagogue8. In conclusion; CHAPTER FIVE JURISDICTIONAL EPISCOPACY; 1. Post lgnatian episcope; 2. The Didascalia Apostolorum and the theology of martyrdom; 3. The creation of the ''monarchical"" episcopate; 4. Representative themes in the early medieval period; 5. Gregory VII and the triumph of the jurisdictional concept; 6. Cultural pluralism and models of social solidarity; 7. Summary and Conclusion; CHAPTER SIX ECUMENICAL DIMENSIONS; 1. Cultural Episcopates in the contemporary Australasian scene
2. Cultural episcope and ecumenical reconciliation3. Cultural episcope and the ordination of women; 4. In conclusion; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; 1. Texts; 2. Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias; 3. Philosophical and Sociological Studies; 4. Historical and Theological Studies: Patristic and Pre-Reformation; 5. Contemporary Reports, and modern and post Reformation historical and theological studies; INDEX; 1. Sources; 2. Names of Authors; 3. Greek Words and Phrases; 4. Subjects; STUDIES IN CHRISTIAN MISSION
Summary Bishops are to be understood primarily as representatives of cultures regardless of where their people are territorially located. The vindication of this thesis has implications also for ecumenical reconciliation between episcopal and non-episcopal communions occupying the same geographical territory. The author compares the approaches and insights of both Vatican II and Lambeth 89 on this issue, and then proceeds to a historical and theological analysis of the development of the threefold Order in the early centuries, which he illuminates with the aid of contemporary sociological and cultural theory, in particular that of Durkheim. Key themes in the development of Order are identified in the classical texts of Ignatius of Antioch, Irenaeus, Cyprian, Tertullian and the Church Order literature. The author's conclusion is that we need both to break the geographical and jurisdictional mould in which our understanding of church Order has become set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-228) and indexes
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Subject Church of England -- Missions.
Anglican Communion -- Missions
Bishops -- Appointment, call, and election -- History
Christianity and culture.
Church polity -- History of doctrines
Episcopacy and Christian union.
Indigenous church administration -- History of doctrines
Territoriale organisatie.
Anglican Communion -- Missions.
Bishops -- Appointment, call, and election.
Christianity and culture.
Church polity -- History of doctrines.
Episcopacy and Christian union.
Ethnische Gruppe
Église catholique et culture -- Histoire.
Église et problèmes sociaux -- Histoire.
Épiscopat -- Histoire des doctrines.
Évêques -- Nomination, choix et élection.
Indigenous church administration -- History of doctrines.
Oecuménisme -- Histoire.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ecclesiology.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004319875