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Definition of the Church

“the church is not simply a group of individuals who gather together because of a common faith. Rather, it constitutes a proleptic and ecumenical community that anticipates the fuller reality of God’s eschatalogical and ecumenic consummation.”

– Ted Peters, God: The Worlds Future. p. 273

proleptic: the representation or assumption of a future act or development as if presently existing or accomplished

ecumenical: 1. general; universal. 2. pertaining to the whole Christian church. 3. promoting or fostering Christian unity throughout the world.

eschatological: any system of doctrines concerning last, or final, matters, as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc


  • Scott Stivers June 26, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Hope you enjoyed the book!! 😉

  • stevethomason June 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I loved the book. It helped me see where some of the more popular authors that I enjoy gleaned much of their perspective.

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