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By Kenneth Lawrence

ISBN-10: 0875650244

ISBN-13: 9780875650241

A set of essays that gives an analyses of the critical principles expressed in an important church physique shaped within the usa, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

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32 Robinson's position has obvious similarities to covenantal theology, and in fact, covenantal language appeared regularly in the documents associated with Restructure. The fellowship metaphor differed from classic Disciples covenantal thought, however, in its avoidance of legal and political terminology and, more fundamentally, in its general lack of governmental images for God.  To advance that suggestion, I shall conclude with two observations about the continuities in that conversation.  It deserves elaboration in a doctrine of the Holy Spirit, especially one that would explore the connections Disciples have made between that doctrine and Christian ethics, in both its personal and social aspects.

97.  Louis: The Bethany Press, 1963); The Reconstruction of Theology, ed.  Other essays having to do with Christology in the Panel of Scholars volumes deal with the nature of Christ's authority, the meaning of his lordship in church and society, and his presence in the Lord's Supper.  136.  159.  206ff.  139.  This long, highly textured, frequently wide­ranging dialogue or conversation gradually elaborates a denominational disposition to be the people of God in a characteristic way. " 2 Ideally, there should be reciprocal influences between the historic lines of inquiry that have molded the denominational personality and the systematic, theological articulation of that dialogue within a particular social and historical context.

The fellowship metaphor differed from classic Disciples covenantal thought, however, in its avoidance of legal and political terminology and, more fundamentally, in its general lack of governmental images for God.  To advance that suggestion, I shall conclude with two observations about the continuities in that conversation.  It deserves elaboration in a doctrine of the Holy Spirit, especially one that would explore the connections Disciples have made between that doctrine and Christian ethics, in both its personal and social aspects.

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