The Christian Church: Biblical Origin, Historical Transformation, and Potential for the Future
Fortress Press, 2007 M04 1 - 388 páginas
With thoroughness and clarity, Hans Schwarz presents a historical and systematic understanding of the church - its worship and piety, its traditions and doctrines, its forms and structures. This skilled assessment outlines the impact of the church today and analyzes its prospects for the future.
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d The phenomenon of free churches
The Promise of the Future
The Structural Elements of the Church
The rediscovery of unity
a The church of Vatican II
b The churches in ecumenical dialogue
1 The whole people of God
a Christological character
2 The worshiping community
b The church and its worship
3 Unity and diversity
One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
1 The formation of the canon
2 The catholic dogma
a Development and function of the creeds
b God in Christ Jesus
3 The apostolic office
b Collegiality and the papal primacy
The Great Transformation
The Church as Institution and Ferment
1 Administration of word and sacrament in the West
b Baptism and Eucharist
2 The piety of Eastern Christendom
b The emphasis on divinization
3 Church and state
The Christian religion as nuisance and challenge
The Christian faith as marvel and attraction
b Transformation without surrender
Demarcation between church and state in the West
Four phases in the continuous struggle between church and state in the West
Between Reformation and Revolution
a The revolt of piety and humility Peter Waldo and Girolamo Savonarola
b The revolt of autonomy and nationality John Wyclif and John Hus
2 The Reformation movementA grass roots movement
a The rediscovery of the catholic church Martin Luther
b Structure versus Spirit Huldreich Zwingli and John Calvin Anabaptists Spiritualists and Enthusiasts
3 The Reformationa mixed blessing
b The danger of antagonistic entrenchment
c The danger of individualism and secularism
b Priesthood of all believers
c The called leaders
The office and its function
Character of the call to the office
Significance of Ordination
2 The pronouncement of law and gospel
a Basic unity and opposition between law and gospel
b The significance of the law for the Christian
c Pronouncement of absolution
3 Administration of the sacraments
b The efficacy of the sacraments
The Church as Memory Anticipation and Hope
a The necessity of tradition
b Between heresy and truth
c The community of saints
2 The heart of the present
a The conscience of society
1 The church in its opposition to society
2 The church in its stand above society
3 Church and society in tension
4 The churchs affirmation of society
5 The task of the church to transform society
b The haven of the neglected
c The anticipation of the heavenly city
3 The reminder of the future
a The symbol of the future
b The whole people of God
c And God will dwell in their midst
INDEX OF NAMES
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
INDEX OF BIBLICAL REFERENCES
INDEX OF APOSTOLIC FATHERS
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Página 266 - For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do.
Página 245 - I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Página 70 - Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
Página 30 - Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Página 242 - And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh and will give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in my statutes and keep mine ordinances and do them; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
Página 88 - That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord" and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Página 84 - What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him," '°God has revealed to us through the Spirit.