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eBook Church, Community and Power ePub

by Roy Kearsley

  • ISBN: 0754663450
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Roy Kearsley
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 28, 2009)
  • Pages: 260
  • ePub book: 1153 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1893 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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Church, Community and Power. The topic of power has universal importance in the study of religion, though the response to analysis and critique in this book is drawn specifically from Christian sources. Kearsley concludes with an exploration for a future renovated, self-critical, authentic and growing community, sensitive to power while remaining in line with classic Christianity. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Attuned to the current distrust of church power, this book creatively works out responses that could turn painful censure into a re-visioning of church power relations, helped by neglected critical studies.

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Roy Kearsley tackles a neglected but important problem - that of power dynamics in Christian communities. The book stresses the value of introspection for the church as it helps the church to look for ways in which to avoid possible abuse of power. Drawing upon an impressive range of secular and theological resources, he offers an analysis of how relations of power should be understood and handled within the church. An honest and perceptive appraisal of the issues, this work will repay study by theologians and church leaders. Studia Historiae Eccleciasticae 'What is particularly valuable.

In the era of 'post-Christendom', how can church as a sociological reality be switched on to the destructive dangers, yet constructive possibilities, of 'power' flowing in and around its community? Attuned to the current distrust of church power, this book creatively works out responses that could turn painful censure into a re-visioning of church power relations, helped by neglected critical studies. The approach exposes a complexity to power, and filters that insight into a theology of church. The book shows how lessons are available for a religious community from post-modern philosopher Michel Foucault and from recent feminism. The topic of power has universal importance in the study of religion, though the response to analysis and critique in this book is drawn specifically from Christian sources. Kearsley concludes with an exploration for a future renovated, self-critical, authentic and growing community, sensitive to power while remaining in line with classic Christianity.