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The church as a prophetic community,

Author: E Clinton Gardner
Publisher: Philadelphia, Westminster Press [1967]
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Gardner, E. Clinton (Edward Clinton), 1920-
Church as a prophetic community.
Philadelphia, Westminster Press [1967]
(OCoLC)612957898
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Clinton Gardner
OCLC Number: 1129684
Description: 254 pages 21 cm
Contents: The crisis in the church --
A fellowship of class --
Social classes in the United States --
Social stratification and the churches --
The dilemma of the churches --
A fellowship of race --
The rise of racial barriers in the churches --
Segregation in the churches : 1945-1960 --
The gap between tokenism and brotherhood --
The churches and the Civil Rights Movement : prior to 1963 --
Involvement in the struggle for human rights : 1963 ff --
The depth of the racial problem in the churches --
Religious pluralism and the churches --
The disestablishment of the churches --
The growth of religious pluralism --
Facing the realities of pluralism --
The biblical view of the church and the world --
The faith of Israel --
The faith of Israel and the faith of the church --
Israel as a covenant community --
Radical monotheism --
The church in the New Testament --
The new covenant community --
The body of Christ --
The Koinonia --
The church and the world in the New Testament --
The church vis-à-vis the world --
The world in biblical thought --
The world as the sphere of the church's work --
Bonhoeffer : the church exists for the world (humanity) --
Toward a prophetic community --
The tension between the church and culture --
Typical relationships of the church to culture --
The goal of the church : the transformation of individuals and communities --
Freedom and the prophetic community --
Renewal through engagement with culture --
The contemporary secular world --
Dialogue and involvement : prerequisites for relevance --
God at the center of life : the recovery of the public world --
Where church and world meet : our common humanity --
The Christian life as deputyship --
The ecumenical movement and the Christian's social conscience.
Responsibility: by E. Clinton Gardner.

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