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Trinitarian Ecclesiology And The Search For Unity — A Reformed Reading Of Miroslav Volf

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The implications of the doctrine of the Trinity for ecclesiology should become the subject of intense reflection and debate in Christian theology. Indeed, such a debate has been taking place in recent years, and an important landmark in it is Miroslav Volf's monograph, After Our Likeness. This book attempts to develop a free church ecclesiology that transcends the individualism that is so characteristic in the free church tradition by means of a critical reading of Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox ecclesiologies. Meanwhile, Volf has become a member of an Episcopalian church in the USA. Since this personal move does not necessarily imply that Volf no longer adopts the ecclesiological position he unfolds in After Our Likeness, this chapter limits to analyzing the argument of this book and especially focus on its implications for the unity of the church.

Keywords: After Our Likeness; Christian theology; church ecclesiology; Eastern Orthodox ecclesiologies; Episcopalian church; Miroslav Volf; Roman Catholic



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