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Jesus and the Church

The Foundation of the Church in the New Testament and Modern Theology

Jesus and the Church

The Foundation of the Church in the New Testament and Modern Theology

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567697493
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 26/11/2020
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
What is church's true foundation? Was the Christian church founded by Jesus, or does 'the Eucharist make the church'? Paul Avis sets out his own answer to these questions. Gathering a wide range of critical scholarship, he argues that there is something solid and dependable at the foundation of the church's life and mission. Avis argues that Jesus wanted a church in a sense, but not as we know it. Christ proclaimed the gospel of the Kingdom and his disciples proclaimed the gospel whose content was Jesus himself, the Kingdom in person. The church is battered and divided, but at its core is a treasure that is indestructible - the gospel of Christ, embodied in word and sacrament. A central theme of the book is the relationship between the church and Christ, the church and the gospel, the church and the Kingdom. Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, is the sole foundation of the church, but he cannot be without his people.

The Rev. Professor Paul Avis (Durham University, UK)

Paul Avis is Honorary Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, UK, as well as Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter, UK, and Editor-in-Chief of Ecclesiology.

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