Problems of Authority in the Reformation Debates

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Cambridge University Press, 18/04/2002 - 348 páginas
Problems of Authority in the Reformation Debates shows that in the early sixteenth century much was seen to be wrong with both the doctrine and the practice of authority in the Western Church. A great deal of scholarly effort was devoted at the time to trying to understand the nature of the problem, but this, as the author points out, was largely a piecemeal endeavour. No one succeeded in providing a comprehensive account of the complex 'authority' questions which were being raised about absolute divine sovereignty, the centrality of Christ, the primacy of scripture, the necessity of grace, and so on. Dr Evans aims here to piece together underlying connections in the theology of the Reformation period, as a contribution to ecumenical dialogue. She shows how, as theologians struggle today about words and meanings, the detailed texture of semantic debate similarly underlies many of the Reformation controversies.
 

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Índice

The authority of the text
37
Authoritative testimony
70
Authoritative proof
86
Powerlessness before sin
115
The empowering of the will for good
137
The saving power of the sacraments
143
The Eucharist and authority to forgive
167
AUTHORITY IN THE VISIBLE COMMUNITY 197 Part IV AUTHORITY IN THE VISIBLE COMMUNITY
199
Making ministers
216
Higher Authority
227
A decisionmaking body
241
Decisionmaking in a divided Church
260
the unity we seek
285
Select bibliography
293
Index
313
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The two swords and the political analogy
205

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