02Mar New Models of Christian Community – Toward a Post-Clericalist Church

Werner G. Jeanrond writes in Doctrine and Life about models of church for the future.
"Christian communities are called to become communities of love – and not models of some perfect society with a well-ordered male hierarchy."
"We live and work at the intersection of two competing models of Church: the Church as well-ordered society and the Church as dynamic community. "

"All kinds of conflicts may appear on the road toward a better Church. All kinds of vested interests will show their often ugly heads when challenged. But in the present period of transition, we are invited to remain faithful to God’s love command,............. this love command applies also in any struggle within our Church."

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