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Why study the past? : the quest for the historical church

Author: Rowan Williams
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdmans, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rowan Williams offers some reflection on how we think about the past in general and considers how church history has been used by theologians not just to prove points, but to clarify what we are as human beings. Emerging from this is a sense of the importance of history as something that deepens our present thinking and obliges us to think with more varied and resourceful analogies about who we are and the world we  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rowan Williams
ISBN: 0802829902 9780802829900
OCLC Number: 61186838
Description: 129 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Making history : what do we expect from the past? --
Resident aliens : the identity of the early church --
Grace alone : continuity and novelty in the Reformation era --
History and renewal : the records of the Body of Christ.
Responsibility: Rowan Williams.

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In this small but thoughtful volume, a respected theologian and churchman opens up a theological approach to history.  Read more...

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