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Unity of the Church in the New Testament and Today Lukas Vischer

Unity of the Church in the New Testament and Today

Lukas Vischer

Published November 2nd 2010
ISBN : 9780802863768
Paperback
254 pages
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In the mid-twentieth century there were high hopes for the Ecumenical Movement and the unity of the church. In more recent days, however, each church appears to once again be emphasizing the profile of its own tradition. The movement continues to beMoreIn the mid-twentieth century there were high hopes for the Ecumenical Movement and the unity of the church. In more recent days, however, each church appears to once again be emphasizing the profile of its own tradition. The movement continues to be celebrated, but there is little cooperation. The authors of this book propose an answer: take a fresh look at the New Testament itself. Lukas Vischer, Ulrich Luz, and Christian Link argue that even a brief look at the New Testament reveals that God in Christ desires to create a community united in love. In fact, this unity is a permanent and never-ending task of the church. Unity of the Church in the New Testament and Today offers reflections about what one can learn from the New Testament and what this means in the life of the church today. It surveys how the Christian movement struggled for unity in the first century. Finally it contains a systematic-theological reflection on that struggle and thereby draws conclusions for todays church.