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Author Summers, S. (Steve)

Title Friendship [electronic resource] : exploring its implications for the church in postmodernity / Steve Summers.

Imprint London ; New York : T & T Clark, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (211 pages).
Series T & T Clark theology
Ecclesiological investigations ; vol. 7
T & T Clark theology.
Ecclesiological investigations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-208) and index.
Contents Part I. 'You are my friends' -- Friendship's postmodern context -- Part II. Friendship in the Classical era and beyond -- A theological understanding of friendship -- Friends -- the self and the other -- Part III. Friendship's particularity -- The Church -- a community of friends -- Conclusion.
Summary Is the Church a community of friends? Steve Summers explores the significance of friendship for our understanding of the church today. Since Jesus' statement in St John's gospel "I call you friends" the concept of friendship has had a huge influence on the Christian understanding of community. But is the historical understanding of friendship enough to serve the needs of the church in a post-modern age? Steve Summers explores the limits of the concept as well as it's possible use in contemporary ecclesiology.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Friendship -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Summers, S. (Steve). Friendship. London ; New York : T & T Clark, ©2009 9780567490643 (DLC) 2010291119 (OCoLC)432982895
ISBN 9780567274656 (electronic bk.)
0567274659 (electronic bk.)
9780567490643 (hbk.)
0567490645 (hbk.)
9780567556356 (paperback)
0567556352 (paperback)