Models of the Church

Models of the Church
Item# 9780385133685
$15.00
Availability: Usually ships the same business day

Product Description

In Models of the Church, one of the twentieth century's most beloved theologians defined the basic function of the Church while assessing its different roles in the lives of believers and its mission on earth. Avery Dulles carefully studied the writings of contemporary Protestant and Catholic ecclesiologists and sifted out six major approaches, or “models,” through which the Church's character could be understood: as Institution, Mystical Communion, Sacrament, Herald, Servant, and in a later addition to the book, Community of Disciples. A balanced theology, he contends, must incorporate the major affirmations of each. “The method of models or types,” observes Cardinal Dulles, “can have great value in helping people to get beyond the limitations of their own particular outlook and to enter into fruitful conversation with others...Such conversation is obviously essential if ecumenism is to get beyond its present impasses.”

  • Paperback
  • 290 pages





  • We have many items not listed on our website. If you are looking
    for an item that we do not list, we may be able to obtain it for you.
    Simply call our toll-free number (866) 542-6910 or e-mail us.



    All Orders Include Our 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee

    Receive Free Shipping on orders of $20.00 or more!
    Shipping is only $2.99 on orders less than $20.00.
    Orders shipped outside of the USA have different shipping rates.

    No restocking fee on orders under $100, Please see our return policy for more details.