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The church.

Author: Hans Küng
Publisher: New York, Sheed and Ward [1968, ©1967]
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Küng, Hans, 1928-
Church.
New York, Sheed and Ward [1968, ©1967]
(OCoLC)556872824
Online version:
Küng, Hans, 1928-
Church.
New York, Sheed and Ward [1968, ©1967]
(OCoLC)609446658
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Küng
OCLC Number: 10291
Description: xiv, 515 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A. The church as it is --
1. Historicity and the image of the church --
Essence and historical forms --
The development of the image of the church in church history --
The changing image of the church in the New Testament --
2. Distortions of the image of the church --
The church as the object of admiration and criticism; the nature and "un-nature" of the church --
The church as the object of faith --
Visible and invisible B. The coming reign of God --
1. The preaching of Jesus --
The appeal to the gospel of Jesus --
The gospel message of the reign of God --
2. Foundation of a church? --
The nearness of the reign of God in Jesus --
Between already and not yet --
Jesus and the beginning of the church --
3. The eschatological community of salvation --
The ekklesia as congregation, community, church --
Similarities and differences between church and reign of God --
In the service of the reign of God C. The fundamental structure of the church --
1. The church as the people of God --
Beyond Judaism? --
From the ancient to the new people of God --
The church, the people of God today --
The church and the Jews --
2. The church as the creation of the Spirit --
The new freedom --
The church of the Spirit --
The continuing charismatic structure --
The church and the enthusiasts --
3. The church as the body of Christ --
Members through baptism --
United in the fellowship of the Lord's Supper --
The local community and the whole church as the body of Christ --
The church and the heretics D. The dimensions of the church --
1. The church is one --
What is the true church? --
Unity in diversity --
Reunion of the churches --
2. The church is catholic --
Catholicity in identity --
No salvation outside the church? --
3. The church is holy --
Sinful and yet holy --
Forgiveness and renewal as continuing aspects of the life of the church --
4. The church is apostolic --
Founded on the apostles --
Apostolicity and succession E. The offices of the church --
1. The priesthood of all believers --
Christ as the only high priest and mediator --
The royal priesthood of all Christians --
2. Ecclesiastical office as ministry --
Service as the imitation of Christ --
The diaconal structure --
The Petrine power and the Petrine ministry --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Kirche.
Responsibility: [Translation by Ray and Rosaleen Ockenden].

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