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The Christian Church: Biblical Origin, Historical Transformation, & Potential for the Future

Author: 
Hans Schwarz (Author)
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Description

With thoroughness and clarity, Hans Schwarz presents a historical and systematic understanding of the church — its worship and piety, its traditions and doctrines, its forms and structures. This skilled assessment outlines the impact of the church today and analyzes its prospects for the future.
ISBN: 
9780800662318
Price: 
$26.00
Release date: 
January 1, 1982
Pages: 
384

Endorsements

"With a stunning sweep of historical insight, The Christian Church propels our attention toward a promising Christian future. The author's scholarship and vision is informed by devotion to the present imperatives of our catholic heritage — theologically, liturgically, ecumenically, and socially. A critical love for the Church and its singular mission is evident throughout."
— Richard John Neuhaus

"Although Schwarz's Lutheranism is never far from the surface, he writes with a concern for the ecumenical church.... [This] book should make an excellent text for college classes in religion and for congregational study groups, as well as serving as a resource for the laity of the church."
— The Christian Century

"The Christian Church will be an invaluable instrument to initiate students to the problems of ecclesiology seen in their historical background. It is well-informed, comprehensive, and ecumenical. While doing justice to the major Christian traditions of the past and present, it is entirely open to the future and the Spirit."
— George H. Tavard

"Professor Schwarz has given us a truly magisterial history of how the Christian church has thought and continues to think about itself."
— Church History