The Trinity and Ecumenical Church Thought: The Church-Event

Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 28 mai 2013 - 234 pages

Some hundred years from inception, the ecumenical movement is stagnating. William C. Ingle-Gillis argues that the problem lies in modern ecumenism’s treatment of denominational Churches as provisional entities requiring reunion to be more fully Christ’s Body. In a work unique both to ecumenical studies and to trinitarian theology, the author redefines ecclesial life from the premise that God’s essence is personhood-in-communion and that the ultimate calling of human persons is to share as fully in the divine life as Christ himself.

Concluding that the Churches are, by the Spirit’s action, a tangible, dynamic event, wherein God makes visible his on-going reconciliation of the world to himself, Ingle-Gillis argues that the Churches’ true life lies in coming-together, rather than being-together. This conclusion places ecumenism at the heart of Church life and witness.


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Ecumenism and ecclesiology 2 Survey ofecumenical provisionalism
PART 3Eventecclesiology and ecumenism

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William C. Ingle-Gillis is originally from Texas and grew up in the American South, with some schooling in the English Midlands. Following his undergraduate work in German and English and an MA in Religion (Church History) at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas, he earned a PhD at the University of London (King’s College) and seminary qualifications at the University of Cambridge (Westcott House). Dr Ingle-Gillis worked for several years as a lay-worker in a central London parish and for a time with homeless youth in Cardiff. He was ordained in 2004 and currently serves as a parish priest in Caldicot, South Wales, and Social Responsibility Officer for the Diocese of Monmouth.

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