Conflict and Agreement in the Church, Volume 2 : The Ministry and the Sacraments of the Gospel, Paperback / softback Book

Conflict and Agreement in the Church, Volume 2 : The Ministry and the Sacraments of the Gospel Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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T.F. Torrance's Conflict and Agreement in the Church gatherstogether his most influential essays and articles on topics relating toecumenism.

Himself involved heavily in the ecumenical movement, he wrote that'ours must be the task of learning together again how to confess, like theearly Church, faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and God in all its breadth andlength and height and depth, and therefore in the overflowing love of God.' Outof this conviction grew a comprehensive doctrine of the Church 'in which ourdifferences are lost sight of because they are destroyed from behind by amasterful faith in the Saviour of men.'In this second volume, Torrance's thought on inter-denominationalcooperation in light of the Church's mission is presented.

He begins bysuggesting that 'the lines of conflict and agreement in the Church coincideless and less with the frontiers of the historic communions'.

This opens thedoor for greater union between those communion, but also exposes significantchallenges to unity within them.

Addressing the major debates on the sacramentsof baptism and the Eucharist, along with the priesthood and biblical exegesis,Torrance proposes a constructive way forward sealed by 'reconciliation in theBody and Blood of Christ'.  

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