Is the Church a community of friends? Steve Summers explores the significance of friendship for our understanding of the church today. Since Jesus' statement in St John's gospel I call you friends the concept of friendship has had a huge influence on the Christian understanding of community. But is the historical understanding of friendship enough to serve the needs of the church in a post-modern age? Steve Summers explores the limits of the concept as well as it's possible use in contemporary ecclesiology.
|Publication date:||27th October 2011|
|Publisher:||T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||Christian theology, Christian life & practice,|
Revd. Steve Summers is an Anglican parish priest in the Diocese of Portsmouth. He has a particular interest in how the Church engages with postmodern culture.More About Steve Summers