Friendship: Exploring Its Implications for the Church in Postmodernity

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A&C Black, Jan 30, 2010 - Religion - 211 pages
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Is the Church a community of friends? Steve Summers explores the significance of friendship for our understanding of the church today. Since Jesus' statement in St. John's gospel "You are my friends" the concept of friendship has had a huge influence on the Christian understanding of community. But is the historical understanding of friendship enough to serve the needs of the church in a postmodern age? Steve Summers investigates the limits of this concept, as well as its possible use in contemporary ecclesiology.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I
7
Part II
51
Part III
123
Conclusion
192
Bibliography
195
Index
209
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Revd. Steve Summers is an Anglican parish priest in the Diocese of Portsmouth. He has a particular interest in how the Church engages with postmodern culture.

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