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The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church

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The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church

The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church
Routledge | 2008 | ISBN: 0415374200 | Pages: 704 | PDF | 3.05 MB

The nature and history of the Christian church is of immense importance to students and scholars of theology and its related disciplines. The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church is the definitive handbook to the study of the Christian church. It introduces students to the fundamental historical, systematic, moral and ecclesiological aspects of the study of the church, as well as serving as a resource for scholars engaging in ecclesiological debates on a wide variety of issues.

Divided into six parts, the book gives a comprehensive overview of the Christian church, including:
• the church in its historical context
• denominational traditions
• global perspectives
• methods and debates in ecclesiology
• key concepts and themes
• ecclesiology and other disciplines: the social sciences and philosophy.

Written by a team of leading international scholars from a wide variety of denominational and disciplinary backgrounds, The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church addresses the contemporary challenges to the Christian church, as well as providing an accessible and lively resource to this changing and developing field. It is an indispensable guide to the Christian church for students of theology and beyond.