☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ The Church Unfinished: Ecclesiology Through the Centuries By Bernard P. Prusak ❤ – Bluevapours.co.uk Like human life the Catholic or universal Church is lived forward but understood backward To appreciate the Church's past however does not reuire that we simply repeat it Using such a framework this b Like human Unfinished: Ecclesiology eBook ☆ life the Catholic or universal Church is lived forward but understood backward To appreciate the Church's past however does not reuire that we simply repeat it Using such a framework this The Church PDF \ book puts the present period of the Church in vast historical context It traces how the Church came from the community of unexpected persons whom Jesus gathered around himself and was then shaped over Church Unfinished: Ecclesiology MOBI ☆ the course of centuries by human decisions made in the Spirit The Church's catholicity is seen to involve an ever expanding memory embracing the immense richness of past and present times places and cultures Church Unfinished: Ecclesiology Through the PDF/EPUB ² and at the same time an openness to assimilating and possibly being transformed by a future history in which God offers new possibilities Vatican II's Constitution on the Church in the Modern World affirmed that God has endowed humans with a certain autonomy for shaping the world The book asks whether that has implications for traditional presumptions about the order and structure of the Church The tendency to presume that nothing new or unexpected could develop in the unfolding future of the Church might close us to the presence of the Spirit in our midst and fail to recognize that our time as much as any past time is an opportunity for God's creative activity and grace The book thus proposes that the Church's leadership would do well to nurture a renewed eschatological attitude that embraces a genuine openness to the newness and surprise of the future leaving room not only for continuity but also for the important elements of change and transformation For what the Church is only the entirety of its history will fully reveal Audience undergraduate and graduate courses on the Church or on the development of Christianity readers who want to take the time and effort to learn about the church.
- 404 pages
- The Church Unfinished: Ecclesiology Through the Centuries
- Bernard P. Prusak
- 11 August 2016 Bernard P. Prusak