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Title A Brutal Unity : the Spiritual Politics of the Christian Church.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : Baylor University Press, 2012.

Subject Church -- Unity.
Church controversies.
Description 1 online resource (489 pages)
Summary To describe the Church as "united" is a factual misnomer-even at its conception centuries ago. Ephraim Radner provides a robust rethinking of the doctrine of the church in light of Christianity's often violent and at times morally suspect history. He holds in tension the strange and transcendent oneness of God with the necessarily temporal and political function of the Church, and, in so doing, shows how the goals and failures of the liberal democratic state provide revelatory experiences that greatly enhance one's understanding of the nature of Christian unity.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Religious violence and Christian blasphemy -- Postscript: the tears of Peter -- Division is murder -- Postscript: Judas the Apostle -- The sins of the church -- Postscript: loving Jerusalem -- The conciliar ideal -- Postscript: the way together -- The limits of consensus -- Postscript: the first council -- The procedural quest for unity and its obstacles -- Postscript: the prophetic contest -- Conscience and its limits -- Postscript: the crucifixion of conscience -- Multiple consciences and the rise of solidarity -- Postscript: a figural phenomenology of the church -- The unity of sacrifice.
ISBN 1283627396
1602586314 (electronic bk.)
9781602586314 (electronic bk.)
9781602586291 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1602586292 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 817816580
Additional Format Print version: 9781602586291 1602586292 (DLC) 2012014344

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