The Church: An Introduction

What comes to mind when you think of the word church?

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In this volume, Gregg R. Allison helps define the church and its mission by presenting an overview of the specific doctrines and practices of different churches and denominations. He lays a basic foundation for better understanding the common practices among local church communities (“mere ecclesiology”) and the ways that they diverge from one another (“more ecclesiology”). Through this systematic primer, you will come away knowing not only how various churches differ but also how they’re ultimately united as the body of Christ and the temple of the Holy Spirit.



Table of Contents

Series Preface

Part 1: Foundational Issues

Chapter 1: The Triune God and the Church
Chapter 2: The Church according to Scripture

Part 2: Mere Ecclesiology and More Ecclesiology

Chapter 3: The Identity of the Church
Chapter 4: The Leadership of the Church
Chapter 5: The Government of the Church
Chapter 6: The Ordinances or Sacraments of the Church
Chapter 7: The Ministries of the Church
Chapter 8: The Future of the Church

Futher Reading
General Index
Scripture Index

Additional information

Weight 0.153 kg
Dimensions 20.5 × 14.5 × 1.1 cm



Book Author/s

Gregg R. Allison





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About the Author
Gregg R. Allison

Gregg R. Allison

(PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of Christian theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is secretary of the Evangelical Theological Society, a book review editor for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, an elder at Sojourn Community Church, and a theological strategist for Harbor Network. Allison has taught at several colleges and seminaries, including Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and is the author of numerous books, including Historical Theology; Sojourners and Strangers; and Roman Catholic Theology and Practice.
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