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The Marks of the Church: A Paradigm for the Twenty-First-Century Church

Kappelhoff, Marguerite (2017) The Marks of the Church: A Paradigm for the Twenty-First-Century Church. In: Hope in the Ecumenical Future. Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue, ed. Chapman, Mark D. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 149-166. ISBN 9783319633718

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Across the globe Christians confess a shared belief in the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. However, to make such a declaration in the twenty-first century is perplexing given the obvious lack of empirical evidence for such a claim. With ecumenism in mind, churches must find ways to engage effectively with these “classical marks” in an effort to transcend this tension and produce outcomes that can address ecclesial diversity, while promoting unity through identification with this common Christian identity. This chapter offers a fresh approach to the marks by presenting a “gift-task” paradigm which allows contemporary church a way of engaging with and understanding the significance of the marks by reclaiming them theologically, applying them analytically, and seeking to communicate them ecumenically.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Church, Twenty First Century
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: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: JCS: Jesuit College of Spirituality
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2018 01:25
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2018 01:25
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3319

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