The Scandal Of Christian Disunion

Nicholas King
There is nothing new about divisions in the Church, and all of us could tell stories of Christians faced with interdenominational tensions. The fact remains that the Church has, especially today, an absolute duty to proclaim the gospel; but we always need to check that it is indeed the gospel that we are trying to preach. For we are fallible and sinful and we can get it wrong.
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There is nothing new about divisions in the Church, and all of us could tell stories of Christians faced with interdenominational tensions. The fact remains that the Church has, especially today, an absolute duty to proclaim the gospel; but we always need to check that it is indeed the gospel that we are trying to preach. For we are fallible and sinful and we can get it wrong.

The first chapter of Nicholas King’s book considers the scandal of Christian disunion, and in particular the mystery whereby perfectly good people seem content to live with the scandal. Then he looks at each of the 27 documents that constitute the New Testament and demonstrates that the writers were well aware of the possibility of divisions in the Church and that they had a way of coping with the divisions, by keeping their eyes on God and on Jesus.

The final part of the book considers one particular issue that divides Christians of the Roman Catholic Church from other Christians, namely the role given to Mary the mother of Jesus, and in particular to the two teachings about her Immaculate Conception and her Assumption, and whether the Catholic position represents an unbridgeable gap for Christians from other traditions.
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Product Code 1501544
Product Name The Scandal Of Christian Disunion
Short Description There is nothing new about divisions in the Church, and all of us could tell stories of Christians faced with interdenominational tensions. The fact remains that the Church has, especially today, an absolute duty to proclaim the gospel; but we always need to check that it is indeed the gospel that we are trying to preach. For we are fallible and sinful and we can get it wrong.
Author Nicholas King
Barcode 9781848678927
Pages 176 Pages
Date Published 13 Jan 2017
ISBN 9781848678927
Lead Time Approx. 3 weeks (if out of stock)
Pack Size 1
Size 232mm x 169mm
Cover Paperback
Manufacturer Kevin Mayhew
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Nicholas King

Nicholas King SJ is a Jesuit Priest who taught for many years in South Africa, and then at Oxford University, where he has now returned as Assistant Catholic Chaplain, after teaching as a Visiting Professor at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, then at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and at Heythrop College, University of London. He is also Provincial's Delegate for Formation for the British Jesuit Province.

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The mystery of anti-ecumenism
Paul and the Paulines on divisions
Divisions in Paul’s Corinthian and Roman correspondence
Handling divisions in Acts
The Johannine Literature
Handling divisions in Mark’s Gospel
Divisions in Matthew’s Gospel
Divisions in Luke’s Gospel
Revelation and divisions
Divisions in the Catholic Epistles
Is Mary an obstacle to ecumenical progress?

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