Power and the Church
Ecclesiology in an Age of Transition
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 256
Width: 21.6 cm
Height: 14 cm
Employing insights from theology, sociology and political science, this text considers the question of power within the Church, which is thought to provide the key to unlocking core dilemmas in the Church's self-understanding, and to point towards a relevant ecclesiology for the 21st century. The book shows how different denominations handle power in different ways, exposes the misuse of power in fundamentalist and new religious movements, and argues that these movements highlight problems of power elsewhere within the Church.
"Power in religious institutions is as inevitable and ubiquitous as anywhere else. Percy examines its occasions both in the main stream churches and the proliferating charismatic movement he is a fresh voice eminently worth serious attention." Church Growth Digest, Summer 2001