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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Heinrich Holze; Lutheran World Federation. Department for Theology and Studies.
|Notes:||Papers from a working group which met in Geneva, Nov. 1994; Chicago, May 1995; and Strasbourg, March 1996.
"The Lutheran World Federation ... Department for Theology and Studies, Office for Theology and the Church."
Parallel ed. in German: Die Kirche als Gemeinschaft : lutherische Beiträge zur Ekklesiologie.
Includes the working group statement: Toward a Lutheran understanding of communion.
|Description:||418 pages ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction / Heinrich Holze. --
I. Statement. Toward a Lutheran understanding of communion. --
The communion statement in its context / Michael Root. --
"Gleanings" : critical comments on the document / Joachim Track. --
Models of koinonia in the New Testament and early church / Barbara Rossing. --
Luther's understanding of the church as communion in his early pamphlets / Alejandro Zorzin. --
The church as spiritual communion in Luther / Simo Peura. --
Communion in Lutheran ecclesiology / Rolf Schäfer. --
The understanding of the church in the sixteenth and early twentieth centuries / Ingun Montgomery. --
Confession and communion : ecclesiological implications of the LWF's 1977 status confessionis statement / Günther Gassmann. Communion, and ethical challenge? : a few historical remarks on the discussion in the LWF since 1977 / Heinrich Holze. --
The quest for communion : reasons, reflections and recommendations / Christoph Schwöbel. --
The concept of communion in ecumenical dialogues / Risto Saarinen. --
East-West dialogues and the theology of communion / Risto Saarinen. --
"Koinonia/Communio" and the notion of "Kirchengemeinschaft/church fellowship" in Lutheranism, particularly in the LWF / Harding Meyer. --
Local church, universal church, and Christian world communions / Michael Root. --
Lutheran identity and communion in the ecclesial context of the United States of America / Daniel F. Martensen. --
The postmodern challenge of moral deliberation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America / Karen L. Bloomquist. --
Lutheran identity and communion in the multicultural context of Asia / Yoshikazu Tokuzen. --
|Series Title:||LWF documentation, no. 42.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Heinrich Holze.|