The Church in the Power of the Spirit: A Contribution to Messianic Ecclesiology

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Fortress Press, 1977 - Religion - 407 pages
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"This book, which in my opinion is Moltmann's best, can be recommended on the basis that it contains challenging and creative insights that can be used by the discriminating reader in the service of church renewal Moltmann represents the theology of liberation at its best, and those who wish to know more about this theology would do well to study this creative and searching theologian." --Donald G. Bloesch Christianity Today "Moltmann is perhaps unsurpassed among his contemporaries in keenness of insight and rhetorical power." --Daniel L. Migliore, Theology Today "Moltmann presents a stirring vision which every Christian community could well ponder With a missionary emphasis, he seeks to help the reader face the question of the church's identity in the light of the contemporary political, economic, and social scene." --Religious Education
 

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Contents

The Dimensions of a Doctrine of the Church Today
1
1 The church of Jesus Christ
4
2 The missionary church
7
3 The ecumenical church
11
4 The political church
15
The Church in History
19
1 The church and the difference between faith and experience
20
2 The church in the history of the Holy Spirit
28
5 The kingdom of God in the future and the present
189
The Church in the Presence of the Holy Spirit
197
1 The sending of the Spirit as the sacrament of the kingdom
199
2 The gospel
206
3 Baptism
226
4 The Lords supper
242
5 Worship
261
6 The messianic way of life
275

3 The church under the spell of the signs of the times
37
4 The church in the trinitarian history of God
50
The Church of Jesus Christ
66
1 Jesus and the church
68
2 The messianic mission of Jesus and the community of the exodus
76
3 The passion of Jesus and the community of the cross
85
4 The lordship of Jesus and the brotherhood of the kingdom
98
5 The glory of Jesus and the feast without end
108
6 In the friendship of Jesus
114
7 The place of the church in the presence of Christ
121
The Church of the Kingdom of God
133
2 The church and Israel
136
3 Christianity and the world religions
150
4 Christianity in the processes of the worlds life
163
The Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit
289
1 The community in the process of the Holy Spirit
291
2 The charge to the community and the assignments within the community
300
3 The form of the church as fellowship
314
The Marks of the Church
337
2 Unity in freedom
342
3 Catholicity and partisanship
347
4 Holiness in poverty
352
5 The apostolate in suffering
357
Abbreviations
362
Notes
363
Index of names
403
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