"Published in cooperation with the Department of Religious Education of the Anglican Church of Canada". -- verso of t.-p.
Foreword by Ernest Harrison.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-150) and index.
"[W]e can best understand the views of others by inviting them to express theirs under our own roof and with our blessing. .... Why not ask somebody who would express these views directly and confidently, and who would, in doing so, show us those areas where the Church needed to examine its work great care ? We therefore asked Pierre Berton if he would write such a book for us". -- Foreword, p. 8.
Contents divided into five main sections: The Past : Why I Left the Anglican Church -- The Abdication of Leadership -- The Tyranny of the Religious Establishment -- The Failure of Communication -- The Future : Is Revolution Possible ?
OTCH copy 1 is hardcover, with dust jacket, Second printing, January 1965.
"The colloquium on 'Confessing Christ in Different Cultures', brought together the largest gathering of participants ever to convene at the Ecumenical Institute, Bossey. Nearly 110 participants from some 35 countries spent a memorable week, 2-8 July 1977, studying, worshipping, living and having an ecumenical dialogue together, around the the theme which is so central to our faith. .... This colloquium was the second in a series designed particularly to bring together African, Asian and other theologians, for an ecumenical encounter and dialogue. The third is scheduled to take place at the Institute, from 16-22 June 1978, on 'Indigenous Theology and the Universal Church', and its report will be published in 1979. The report of the first colloquium on 'African and Asian Contributions to Contemporary Theology', 8-14 June 1976, is available from the Institute". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated Bossey, 28 November 1977 / John Mbitit -- Preparatory document: "Confessing Christ Today", Fifth Assembly of the World Council of Churches, Nairobi, November-December 1975 -- Introduction to the Colloquium / John Mbiti -- Address / Philip Potter -- Confessing Christ in the Indonesian Settiong / Fridolin Ukur -- Confessing Christ: an Indian Contribution / T.K. Thomas -- Confessing Christ in the Context of Social and Cultural Conflict / Solomon Jacob -- Confessing Faith in God Today / Robert Bilheimer -- Panel Discussion with Viken Aykazian, Eduardo Miguez, Y. Rabemila, and Sigvard von Sicard -- Faith and Culture in the Middle East: a Christian Perspective / Maurice Assad -- Taking nothing more for granted / Rudolf Hinz -- The Church in Socialism: Confessing Christ in the East German Situation / Hans Schafer -- Confessing Christ in the Korean Situation / C.C. Kim -- "Obstacles to Confessing Christ", reports of groups 1 and 2 -- "Christ and other Religions", reports of groups 3 and 4 -- "From Contextual to Universal Confession of Christ", reports of groups 5 and 6 -- "Confessing Christ in Liturgy and Worship", reports of groups 7 and 8 -- "The Confessing Community", reports of groups 9 and 10 -- Concluding comments and reflections / J. Russell Chandran, Anne-Marie Peter and Benjamin K. Tettey -- Timetable of the Colloquium -- Participants at the Colloquium and Staff of the Institute.
Several Anglican participants including organizer and editor John Mbiti.
"Copyright Stephen Neill 1959. First published 1959". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
"The four studies which together make up this book were delivered as the Duff Missionary Lectures in Edinburgh and Glasgow during the month of November 1958. .... I have tried here to develop further some of the ideas briefly set forth in my book 'The Unfinished Task', in the light both of my own further meditations and of events that have taken place in the missionary and in the political worlds since 1956. These events have been many and various. .... 'Creative Tension' is not intended to be a topical commentary on contemporary events; but I hope it may be found to be related to the movement of the Spirit of God in our times". -- Preface.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Preface dated Geneva, February 1959 / S.N. -- Faith: Christian and Non-Christian -- Nation and Church -- Partners in Obedience -- Mission and Church -- Index.
Colophon: Made and printed in Great Britain by Morrison and Gibb Limited, London and Edinburgh.
"[By] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Michael Ramsey".
At head of title: "Larkin-Stuart Lectures, Trinity College, October 1971".
Text of three lectures delivered October 1971.
"It goes without saying that we are living in a time of bewilderment. In a world that is bewildered about the direction in which it is going we who are Christians profess to have the answer. But we can fail the world in two ways. We can become too bewildered ourselves to present the answer with conviction. Or we can be complacent about our faith through a false religious security. But Christian faith is properly neither easy nor secure, it is a hazardous adventure. In these three lectures I ask you to think about its meaning in relation to three contemporary questionings. .... I take as my starting-point tonight another question: the credibility of the biblical faith in one God, creator, sovereign and righteous, in face of the heart-breaking phenomenon of suffering in the world". -- Lecture I, leaf . "Let me now try to recapitulate. In the first lecture we saw how God's creation of the world is as yet incomplete, how our human race which has done so much to wreck God's creation by our sin is offered freedom so as to share God's sons in his own creative work. Then, in the second lecture we looked at the history of Jesus and saw how his death and resurrection are both the key to his mission then and the secret of his relevance today. Now tonight we have tried to see how in Christ religion has its validity and its true understanding". -- Lecture III, l. 18.
Contents: Lecture I: God and the Bible -- Lecture II: Jesus Christ and History -- Lecture III: Religion: Escape or Freedom ? -- End of Dr. Ramsey's Speech.
A review of Part one of this "two-part documentary [which] seeks to amplify the psychological significance of Christianity, as well as to broaden the perception of the sacred in our lives. Using interviews with a wide range of people, `Dry Bones' presents an insightful and moving portrait of our changing society". The reviewer comments "In my past working life at the Anglican Journal, Canada's national Anglican newspaper, I've read and heard a lot about the need for the church to change or die. However, I haven't witnessed as eloquent a response by Christian people as to why that is, and what we could do, or what the church could become in order to speak to the world today and in this 21st century".
"In a world torn by ideology, the Christian faith promises a journey toward wholeness. Yet the church has often confused ideology with faith and reduced its rich tradition to moralizing and stagnant custom. The author suggests positive and practical solutions to the many pressing questions raised by the confrontation between contemporary culture and church tradition. He writes for those who have difficulty in believing and for those who wish to grow in faith. This book is intended both for individual readers and for groups of people willing to explore together". -- back cover.
Contents divided into three main sections: A Reasonable, Religious and Holy Hope -- Christians and Churches in the Contemporary Canadian Context -- What Kind of Church ? What Kind of World ? Some Hints for the Future.
Contents: Preface / P.D. -- Introduction -- The Way of the Cross -- We Believe in One God -- From God Almighty to the God of the Cross -- We Believe in Jesus, Son of God -- "Man and His World" in Our Time -- The Spirit and the Church -- Understanding Our Own Story -- Changing Images of the Church -- Do We Really Want to be Effective ? -- Is There Room for Beliefs and Values in the Secular Society ? -- Persons and Ideologies -- Holiness as Wholeness: Being Inclusive -- What Kind of God, Anyway ? -- Contemporary Worship and Community -- The Shape of Things to Come -- Ministry as Compassion -- An Invitation to Laugh -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: Doing a Personal Inventory of Beliefs and Values -- Appendix 2: Taking Inventory and Making Decisions in the Church -- Appendix 3: Story-telling and Filling Positions in the Church (or Elsewhere).
Mead explores the challenges and opportunities presented by the issues of: clericalism (who owns the church ?); community (should the congregation become a basic center of human community ?); institutional framework (they're not working; what should be changed ?); passionate faith (the rational framework of the Age of Enlightenment has resulted in the abandonment of the emotional side of faith for many); choosing an apostolic mission versus a mission of personal, passive nurture" -- inside front cover.
Contents: Introduction -- Challenge 1: To Transfer the Ownership of the Church -- Challenge 2: To Find New Structures to Carry Our Faith -- Challenge 3: To Discover a Passionate Spirituality -- Challenge 4: To Feed the World's Need for Community -- Challenge 5: To Become and Apostolic People -- Can These Bones Live ? -- Postlude: Author's Note -- Notes.
"The following chapters are a somewhat expanded version of the Warfield lectures given at Princeton Theological Seminary in March 1984. .... At the time I received the invitation I had recently written a small pamphlet entitled, 'The Other Side of 1984', and invitation to the British churches to a more forthright missionary encounter with contemporary British culture, and was much occupied with the resulting discussion. I therefore decided to use this invitation as an opportunity to develop more fully the message of that booklet. This book is the result". -- Preface.
Bibliography: p. 151-152
Contents: Preface dated Selly Oak, Advent 1985 / Lesslie Newbigin -- Post-Enlightenment Culture as a Missionary Problem -- Profile of a Culture -- The Word in the World -- What Can We Know ?: The Dialogue with Science -- What Is To Be Done ?: The Dialogue with Politics -- What Must We Be ?: The Call to the Church -- Select Bibliography -- Index.
Colophon: This WCC edition printed 1986 through special arrangement with Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., USA.
"The drastically reduced circumstances in which the church finds itself at the close of the millennium lend substantial urgency to the task of renewing Christian discipleship through the ecclesial teaching and learning of the faith".