This book tackles what the character of evangelicalism as a loose coalition of Christians says about the movement's attitude toward the church. Are certain ecclesiologies more in keeping with the evangelical ethos than others? What is the role of parachurch organizations in shaping evangelical church structure?
Contributors from several disciplines and a variety of denominations, including Howard Snyder, George Hunsberger, and Roger Olson, examine the state of the evangelical church. What do evangelicals need to hear and say about ecclesiology today? This volume brings together fresh reflections-and provocations-on the subject of the church.
Kerry L. Dearborn
Howard A. Snyder
D. Bruce Hindmarsh
Edith M. Humphrey
George R. Hunsberger
Roger E. Olson
Paul F. M. Zahl
Stanley J. Grenz, Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology, Carey Theological College
"Like most things 'evangelical,' evangelical ecclesiology is up for grabs today. Even evangelical theologians, in their attempts to discern what the church is called to be, find themselves looking in a plethora of directions for constructive models, from the free church tradition to Eastern Orthodoxy and the Celtic church. The essays in Evangelical Ecclesiology display not only the tensions within contemporary evangelical thought about the variety of ways in which evangelical thinkers seek to assist the people of God in the task of being the church in the contemporary world but also the vitality of the current discussion."