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The church for the new age; a dissertation on church unity.

Author: Christopher Glover
Publisher: New York, Exposition Press [1956]
Series: Exposition-testament book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Glover
OCLC Number: 5717785
Description: 205 pages 21 cm.
Contents: Part One: The world's need --
I. The dilemma of Christendom --
II. The vital need: One church --
Part Two: The church catholic, or the holy catholic church --
III. Introduction --
Of the true nature of the holy catholic church --
IV. The church catholic is divine in origin --
V. The church catholic is visible in character --
1. Evidence from the Gospels --
i. St. Matthew's Gospel, "The crucial passage" --
ii. The appointment of the Twelve --
iii. The parables concerning the Kingdom --
iv. St. John's Gospel, the teaching about the paraclete --
v. The institution of sacraments --
vi. The claim to Messiahship --
2. Evidence from the Acts --
3. Evidence from the Epistles of St. Paul --
4. Conclusion --
VI. The church catholic is organic in structure --
VII. The church catholic is priestly in function --
Of the ministry of the holy catholic church: Its true nature --
VIII. The ministry in the New Testament --
1. Its divine origin --
i. The Gospels --
ii. The Acts --
iii. The epistles of St. Paul --
v. The other apostolic epistles --
v. Conclusion --
The catholic hierarchy of the Christian ages --
1. In the subapostolic period --
i. The epistle of St. Clement --
ii. The epistles of St. Ignatius --
iii. The epistle of St. Polycarp --
iv. Identity with the New Testament ministry --
2. The second century and onward --
i. St. Irenaeus --
ii. Tertullian --
iii. Later witnesses --
iv. After the Reformation --
3. Summary --
X. Conclusion --
The claim of the historical catholic church of universal recognition --
Part Three: The path to unity --
XI. The sin of disunion and its rectification --
1. the evil results and effects of Christian disunion --
2. The sin inherent in disunion itself --
XII. The church of Rome: Its vast responsibilities --
Appendix: The Vatican decree on Christian unity --
XIII. The call to the Anglican church.
Series Title: Exposition-testament book.
Responsibility: With forewords by Arthur H. Howe Browne and Walter J. Carey.

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