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Conclusion

Jennifer M. McBride

in The Church for the World

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199755684
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932160 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755684.003.0008
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The conclusion discerns concrete implications and defining characteristics of a redemptive public witness based upon repentance. The chapter describes in turn characteristics of a non-triumphal witness that demonstrates that God in Christ affirms the world, judges the world, and reconciles the world to God. These features constitute a witness that is simultaneously bold and humble as it demonstrates the lordship of Christ in a non-triumphal manner, and is redemptive as it leads to a healing transformation for both the church and society. Furthermore, because these characteristics of a redemptive public witness are based on christological repentance (repentance defined by and participating in the person and work of Christ), they also serve as a synopsis of what a non-religious interpretation of repentance encompasses and entails

Keywords: concrete; public witness; repentance; Christ; church; society

Chapter.  4732 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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