Democracy in the Christian Church: An Historical, Theological and Political Case

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April 2012



A survey of historical, theological and philosophical arguments for a democratization of the Christian church. It encourages Christians to determine the political outlook of their faith community. It provides some fundamental criteria for judging the ethical value of church structures, on the basis of Bernard Lonergan's cognitional theory.


1. Introduction; 2. Ecclesiology and Political Philosophy: Historical Survey; 3. Divinely-Willed Structures; 4. Theological Reductionism and the Mystification of the Church; 5. Central Insights and Categories of Democratic Political Philosophy; 6. A Democratic Ecclesiology; 7. Conclusion; Bibliography.


Luca Badini Confalonieri holds a Ph.D. in Catholic ecclesiology from Durham University, UK.
EAN: 9780567449528
ISBN: 0567449521
Untertitel: 'Ecclesiological Investigations'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: T & T CLARK UK
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2012
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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