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Retrieving Michael Ramsey's Paschal Ecclesiology

Fishburn, Ross (2009) Retrieving Michael Ramsey's Paschal Ecclesiology. Doctor of Theology thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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      This thesis critically examines the ecclesiology of Michael Ramsey in the context of the contemporary koinonia ecclesiology. It is grounded in a critical account The Gospel and the Catholic Church (1936). The ecclesiological themes of his subsequent works, and his “lived ecclesiology” demonstrated in his leadership of the Church of England’s exploration of possible union with the Methodist Church between 1955 and 1972 are also considered. Ramsey’s ecclesiology is seen to be paschal in its shape and thrust, being centred upon and shaped by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The thesis brings Ramsey’s paschal ecclesiology into dialogue with three exemplars of koinonia ecclesiology: John Zizioulas, Miroslav Volf and Jean-Marie Tillard, focussing on the key areas of paschal ecclesiology, and evaluating the enduring value of Ramsey’s ecclesiology. The thesis concludes by examining the ecumenical value of Ramsey’s ecclesiology by bringing it into dialogue with two contemporary Australian ecumenical dialogues.

      Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Theology)
      Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
      Keywords (separated by commas): Michael Ramsey, koinonia, paschal, ecclesiology, Zizioulas, Volf, Tillard, ecumenical dialogue
      Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
      Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
      Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
      Subject Area(s): C - Systematic Theology
      Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
      Depositing User: Users 4 not found.
      Date Deposited: 26 May 2009 11:48
      Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 02:37
      URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/10

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