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The Misunderstanding of the Church, by Emil Brunner

The Misunderstanding of the Church


By Emil Brunner


 
 


An instructive an insightful analysis of what is wrong with the modern churches, when compared with the early, Spirit-filled fellowship of the New Testament.

ISBN: 9780718891336
Specifications: 216x140mm, 132pp, Paperback
Publication: April 2003
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About this Book

Brunner sees St Paul's Epistle to the Romans as 'the chapter of destiny of the Christian Church'. Here, in Luther's words, is the 'purest gospel' upon which the very existence of the Christian faith depends and from which it draws its life.

Concentrated, decisive and instructive, nothing within the New Testament is more closely argued both theological and personal. Out of his years of scholarly wisdom Brunner meditates on the great Question: What is wrong with the Churches? Brunner finds an answer in the contrast between the virile Spirit-filled fellowship of the New Testament and the institutions which are now called 'churches'. He writes in his preface: "The title of the book, The Misunderstanding of the Church, is equivocal. Is it a question of a misunderstanding of which the Church is guilty, or of a misunderstanding of which it is the victim? Or is it that the Church itself, as such, is perhaps the product of a misunderstanding? The author is not responsible for this ambiguity; it is intrinsic in the theme itself."

Contents

Preface

1. The Supernatural Christian Community and the Problem of the Church
2. The Historical Origin of the "Ecclesia"
3. The Apostles and the Fellowship
4. The Christian Fellowship and Tradition
5. The Christian Fellowship and the Holy Spirit
6. The Christian Community in its Messianic Eschatological Character
7. Divine Service, the Life of the "Ecclesia"
8. The Starting Point of Ecclesiastical Development
9. The Christian Fellowship and the Rise of the Church
10. The Christ-Community and the Churches of History
11. The Task Before the Churches – To Serve the Growth of the "Ecclesia"
12. The Summing Up; Outlook for the Future

Notes

Extracts

   Preface » (PDF, 103 KB)
   Chapter 2: The Historical Origin of the "Ecclesia" » (PDF, 304 KB)
   Chapter 6: The Christian Community in its Messianic Eschatological Character » (PDF, 304 KB)

About the Author

Dr Emil Brunner was made Privatdozent at the University of Zurich at the age of 33, and later was appointed Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology. In 1953 he became Professor of Christian University, Tokyo (Japan) and in 1955 returned to Zurich.

His three-volume masterpiece Dogmatics is available from our sister imprint James Clarke and Co Ltd.

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