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Radner is interested in a penitential history, a particular way of reading history in light of Christian division and its implications for the Spirit's . First, how would Radner's understanding manifest itself in the preaching of the church?

Radner is interested in a penitential history, a particular way of reading history in light of Christian division and its implications for the Spirit's work. He notes near the beginning that any person who follows him in this will want to shy away from two particular conclusions, the joining of which has seldom happened: (1) "the Holy Spirit has taken leave of the divided Church" and (2) "we must yet stay loyal to the Church's empty precincts. First, how would Radner's understanding manifest itself in the preaching of the church?

At times, Radner uses the image of Israel in exile to demonstrate the Holy Spirit's abandoning of the church.

In this first serious assessment of the meaning of church division, Ephraim Radner provides a theological rationale for today's divided church in the Christian West that goes far beyond the standard socio-historical explanations of denominationalism. At times, Radner uses the image of Israel in exile to demonstrate the Holy Spirit's abandoning of the church.

Through an examination of controversial, post-Reformation discussions about the church, Radner offers a significant theory that describes the relation between Christian division and the work of the Holy Spirit within Western modernity

Through an examination of controversial, post-Reformation discussions about the church, Radner offers a significant theory that describes the relation between Christian division and the work of the Holy Spirit within Western modernity. The End of the Church, A Pneumatology of Christian Division in the West (9780802844613) by Ephraim Radner.

Is the divided Church necessarily a dead Church? Ephraim Radner, a Yale P.  . The book's five major chapters describe how the various segments of the divided Church have continued to participate in practices that are themselves rendered impotent, or even pernicious, by the current state of the Church; its divisions are simply reinforced and become more entrenched.

of church division, Ephraim Radner provides a theological rationale for today's divided church in the Christian West.

In this first serious assessment of the meaning of church division, Ephraim Radner provides a theological rationale for today's divided church in the Christian West. In this first serious assessment of the meaning of church division, Ephraim Radner provides a theological rationale for today's divided church in the Christian West that goes far beyond the standard socio-historical explanations of denominationalism. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

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You're here Christian Books Index Books Church History The End of the Church, A Pneumatology of Christian Division in the West. Through an examination of controversial, post-Reformation discussions about the church, Radner offers a significant theory that describes the relation between Christian division and the work of the Holy Spirit within Western modernity.

Ephraim Radner is Professor of Historical Theology, Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto

Ephraim Radner is Professor of Historical Theology, Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. An Anglican priest, he has worked in several parts of the. His books include The End of the Church: A Pneumatology of Christian Division in the West (1998), A Brutal Unity: The Spiritual Politics of the Christian Church (2012), and A Time to Keep: Theology, Mortality and the Shape of the Christian Life (2016).

Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text. At the same time, it is a vocation tempered by the knowledge that, even in its incompleteness and provisionality, Anglicanism has a pastoral responsibility to provide care for the Christians within the Communion. Finally, this is a penitent vocation, and one which is held out as an invitation to all Christian churches.

In this first serious assessment of the meaning of church division, Ephraim Radner provides a theological rationale for today's divided church in the Christian West that goes far beyond the standard socio-historical explanations of denominationalism. Through an examination of controversial, post-Reformation discussions about the church, Radner offers a significant theory that describes the relation between Christian division and the work of the Holy Spirit within Western modernity. Radner's description of the church is based on the traditional notion that a divided church is, in a significant sense, a "dead" church, after the figure of the pneumatically abandoned "dead Christ," who himself suffers redemptively the disintegration and restoration of divided Israel in his physical and spiritual passion. The hermeneutical basis for the usefulness of this figure lies deep in the scriptural practice of the undivided church, and was common up through the Reformation. Radner's recovery of this figural perspective is applied to the cluster of pneumatological issues that define ecclesial life.