Conciliarism : a history of decision-making in the church / Paul Valliere, Butler University, Indianapolis.

By: Valliere, Paul
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012Description: xi, 289 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9781107015746 (cloth); 110701574X (cloth)Subject(s): Conciliar theory -- HistoryLOC classification: BV720 | .V35 2012Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
1. The conciliar testament; 2. The conciliar tradition; 3. The conciliar theory; 4. Conciliarism in Anglican experience; 5. The Pan-Anglican Council.
Summary: "Conciliarism is one of the oldest and most essential means of decision-making in the history of the Christian Church. Indeed, as a leading Orthodox theologian Alexander Schmemann states, 'Before we understand the place and the function of the council in the Church, we must, therefore, see the Church herself as a council.' Paul Valliere tells the story of councils and conciliar decision-making in the Christian Church from earliest times to the present. Drawing extensively upon the scholarship on conciliarism which has appeared in the last half-century, Valliere brings a broad ecumenical perspective to the study and shows how the conciliar tradition of the Christian past can serve as a resource for resolving conflicts in the Church today. The book presents a conciliarism which involves historical legacy, but which leads us forward, not backward, and which keeps the Church's collective eyes on the prize - the eschatological kingdom of God"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-270) and index.

1. The conciliar testament; 2. The conciliar tradition; 3. The conciliar theory; 4. Conciliarism in Anglican experience; 5. The Pan-Anglican Council.

"Conciliarism is one of the oldest and most essential means of decision-making in the history of the Christian Church. Indeed, as a leading Orthodox theologian Alexander Schmemann states, 'Before we understand the place and the function of the council in the Church, we must, therefore, see the Church herself as a council.' Paul Valliere tells the story of councils and conciliar decision-making in the Christian Church from earliest times to the present. Drawing extensively upon the scholarship on conciliarism which has appeared in the last half-century, Valliere brings a broad ecumenical perspective to the study and shows how the conciliar tradition of the Christian past can serve as a resource for resolving conflicts in the Church today. The book presents a conciliarism which involves historical legacy, but which leads us forward, not backward, and which keeps the Church's collective eyes on the prize - the eschatological kingdom of God"--

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