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Written by Avery DullesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Avery Dulles

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
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  • Publisher: Image
  • On Sale: August 1, 1991
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-385-13368-5 (0-385-13368-5)
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In Models of the Church, prominent American Jesuit theologian Avery Dulles presents a thorough evaluation of the primary historical and theological images of various churches and religious organizations. His interrogation of these symbols reflectes various changes in political, social, philosophical and religious thinking that have developed throughout ecclesiastical history.

Dulles distills his careful study of contemporary Protestant and Catholic ecclesiological writing into six major "models" through which the Church's character can be understood. A balanced theology, he concludes, must incorporate the major affirmations of each.

"We have consistenly used this as a required text for almost twenty years. It...gives us a solid basis for exploring images and models of the church. Dulles' model is timeless."
--Dr. Norma Cook Everist, Professor of Church & Ministry, Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa