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Author: Robert McAfee Brown
Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, 1973.
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Brown, Robert McAfee, 1920-2001.
Frontiers for the church today.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1973
(OCoLC)590240955
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McAfee Brown
ISBN: 0195017005 9780195017007
OCLC Number: 750073
Description: xvii, 149 pages 21 cm
Contents: 1. The penitential presupposition --
Listening to the outsiders --
The trouble with not being in trouble --
The culpability of capitulation --
The indictment of illegitimate intrusion --
The acceptance of the indictment --
The penitential presupposition --
Ecclesia semper reformanda (the church always being reformed) --
2. The frontier of mission --
Uneasiness about mission --
Christian convictions that speak to all people --
3. From the frontier of ecumenism to the frontier of the secular --
The "ecumenical doldrums" --
Four lessons from Protestant ecumenical history --
Applying the lessons to Protestant-Catholic experience --
Interlude: Assessing ecumenical fears --
From the ecumenical frontier to the secular frontier --
Getting rid of a false image: The "Christendom" syndrome --
Affirming the world: New life in old convictions --
Symptoms of secular seduction --
Toward greater specificity --
4. The frontier of revolution --
Facts that underline the revolutionary situation today --
Meeting economic justice by supplying economic aid --
The critique of proposals for economic aid --
The problem of violence --
Is there a special role for the church? --
The miracle that is called for 5. The frontier of technology --
The ambiguity of technological advance --
Two further problems --
The impact of technology on human beings --
Can we make projections for the future? --
Seeing the world in new ways --
Relating the church to the new frontier --
6. The frontier of structure --
Form follows function --
The expendability of structures and the necessity of structure --
Three brief case studies --
The need to "travel light" --
7. Images for frontier life --
A controlling Jewish image: Diaspora --
A threatening biblical image: Going "outside the camp" --
A revamped medieval image: The religious orders --
A neglected Reformation image: The mark of mission --
A disturbing Christological image: The servant church --
8. More images for frontier life --
A unifying ecumenical image: Summoning and sending --
A contemporary sociological image: The church as a "counter-culture" --
A Catholic image with a Protestant twist: "Christian presence" --
A Protestant image with a Catholic twist: The "pilgrim people" --
A contemporary political image: "The movement" --
A concluding musical image: The cantus firmus --
9. The frontier of liturgy or pulling it all together --
Leitourgia as "the peoples' work" --
The sacraments as an expression of life's unity --
The need for celebration.

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