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An Undreamed of Possibility for Love

Richard Lennan

in Risking the Church

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780199271467
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602108 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199271461.003.0003
An Undreamed of Possibility for Love

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Examines the theological underpinning of ‘the church’. In particular, it locates the church within an understanding of faith and revelation. Highlights ‘symbol’ as central to the theology of revelation. Explores how symbol provides a means of interpreting God's relationship to Israel and, most importantly, God's self‐revelation in Jesus Christ. The manifold dimensions of God's revelation in Jesus Christ, particularly the notion of ‘the kingdom’, provide the basis for constructing a theology of the church, for specifying both its identity and mission.

Keywords: Jesus Christ; faith; Israel; kingdom; resurrection; revelation; symbol

Chapter.  13617 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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