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Church: Sacraments, Worship, Ministry, Mission (Edmund Clowney) Paperback Book, (InterVarsity Press, 1995) 9780830815340
Church: Sacraments, Worship, Ministry, Mission (Edmund Clowney) Paperback Book, (InterVarsity Press, 1995) 9780830815340
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Title: Church: Sacraments, Worship, Ministry, Mission

Author: Clowney, Edmund

Publisher: InterVarsity Press; Publication Date: 1995

Paperback; ISBN: 9780830815340

Volumes: 1; Pages: 336

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At a time in which the very word church sounds a tone of dull irrelevance, the doctrine of the church has suffered the studied neglect of many Christian leaders. The persistent demands to market, manage and grow the church and to meet the felt needs of churched and unchurched all threaten to quench theological reflection on the abiding nature and mission of the church. But few activities bear greater promise as a starting point for renewing and reshaping the Christian church than the work of theology.

In this book Edmund Clowney takes up that task, addressing along the way a variety of contemporary concerns: worship, mission, church and culture, church and state, church order and discipline, the ministry of women, baptism and the Lord's Supper, tongues and prophecy, signs and wonders. He draws on decades of thinking and teaching about the church as well as from his committed leadership and ministry within the church. Biblical, historical, systematic and Reformed, The Church is a timely and provocative reflection on the life, order and purpose of the household of God.

The Church joins three other volumes in the Contours of Christian Theology. This series of concise introductory texts focuses on the main themes of Christian theology, introducing the perennial questions and their time-tested solutions while moving forward to explore contemporary issues and rework evangelical formulations of the faith.

Table of Contents

Series Preface

Preface

Abbreviations

1. The Colony of Heaven

2. The People of God

3. The Church of Christ

4. The Fellowship of the Spirit

5. The Gift of the Spirit

6. 'I Believe ... the Holy Catholic Church'

7. Holiness and Catholicity

8. The Marks of the Church

9. The Service of Worship

10. The Nurture of the Church

11. The Mission of the Church

12. The Church in the World's Cultures

13. The Kingdom, the Church and the State

14. The Structure of Christ's Church

15. The Ministry of Women in the Church

16. The Gifts of the Spirit in the Church

17. The Gift of Prophecy in the Church

18. The Sacraments

Notes

Index of Biblical References

Index of Subjects and Names
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