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The Catholicity of the church

Author: Avery Dulles
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, ©1985.
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Nearly all Christians profess allegiance to the holy catholic church, but the meaning of the term "catholic" is widely disputed. This book investigates the historical use of the word and the various aspects of catholicity. Beginning with the word's divine source in Christ as "the first-born of all creation," Dulles goes on to discuss such topics as the "catholic principle," Catholicism as a specific ecclesial type,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dulles, Avery, 1918-2008.
Catholicity of the church.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, ©1985
(DLC) 85007258
(OCoLC)11971234
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Avery Dulles
ISBN: 9780198266952 0198266952 9780191600555 0191600555
OCLC Number: 316331995
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 199 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : the Catholic principle --
The concept of Catholicity : yesterday and today --
Catholicity from above : the fullness of God in Christ --
Catholicity from below : the aspirations of nature --
Catholicity in breadth : mission and communion --
Catholicity in length : tradition and development --
The structures of Catholicity : sacramental and hierarchical --
The centre of Catholicity : Roman primacy --
Catholic and Protestant : contrary or complementary? --
Conclusion --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Avery Dulles.

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Deals with questions that are vital for the identity of churches that designate themselves Catholic, and for the relationship between these churches and Protestant forms of Christianity. The  Read more...

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'Avery Dulles, seems to be a perfect guide in the vast field of conciliar, post-conciliar, metaphorical, and ecumentical ecclesiology.' Louvain Studies 'an intelligent person's guide to catholicity.' Read more...

 
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