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The Trinity and Ecumenical Church Thought: The Church-Event William C. Ingle-gillis

The Trinity and Ecumenical Church Thought: The Church-Event

William C. Ingle-gillis

Published January 10th 2010
ISBN : 9781281894137
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222 pages
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Some hundred years from inception, the ecumenical movement is stagnating. William C. Ingle-Gillis argues that the problem lies in modern ecumenisms treatment of denominational Churches as provisional entities requiring reunion to be more fullyMoreSome hundred years from inception, the ecumenical movement is stagnating. William C. Ingle-Gillis argues that the problem lies in modern ecumenisms treatment of denominational Churches as provisional entities requiring reunion to be more fully Christs Body. In a work unique both to ecumenical studies and to trinitarian theology, the author redefines ecclesial life from the premise that Gods essence is personhood-in-communion and that the ultimate calling of human persons is to share as fully in the divine life as Christ himself. Concluding that the Churches are, by the Spirits action, a tangible, dynamic event, wherein God makes visible his on-going reconciliation of the world to himself, Ingle-Gillis argues that the Churches true life lies in coming-together, rather than being-together. This conclusion places ecumenism at the heart of Church life and witness.