This collection of essays addresses the question: What does it mean to be the Church? The presentations derive from the Fourth Consultation on Orthodox and Wesleyan Spirituality convened at St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in January 2006, sponsored by the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church and the faculty of St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. Using doctrines and methodology from their distinct traditions, authors further consider the place of the Church in a person's spiritual life, including the concepts of obedience, discipline, and authority in the community.
Orthodox tradition: John Behr * Tamara Grdzelidze * Sergius Halvorsen * John A. Jillions * Dimitar Popmarinov Kirov * Sergei Nikolaev * Michael Plekon * Elizabeth Theokritoff Wesleyan tradition: Ted Campbell * James H. Charlesworth * Richard P. Heitzenrater * S T Kimbrough, Jr. * Kathleen McVey * Russell E. Richey * Geoffrey Wainwright * Maxine Walker * Frances Young
A companion volume to Orthodox and Wesleyan Spirituality and Orthodox and Wesleyan Scriptural Understanding and Practice, both also available from SVS Press
THE EDITOR S T Kimbrough, Jr., Associate General Secretary for mission evangelism with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, is an international scholar, teacher, and musician.