A Select Annotated Bibliography -- By: Jonathan Armstrong
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A Select Annotated Bibliography
*Bloesch, Donald G. The Reform of the Church. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 1998 reprint. The final chapter deals with Christian unity. Bloesch is one of our best writers on the doctrine of evangelical catholicity.
* Bloesch, Donald G. The Future of Evangelical Christianity: A Call for Unity Amid Diversity. Colorado Springs: Helmers & Howard, 1988. This title addresses the issues of unity even more directly than the previous one by Bloesch.
*Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Life Together. New York: Harper, 1954. This is the finest treatment of Christian unity in real life situations of Church community I know. I often read excerpts from it at communion services to help our congregation prepare for the table.
Braaten, Carl E. and Robert W. Jenson, editors. The Catholicity of the Reformation. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996. This excellent collection of essays argues that “catholicity” was the true intent of the Protestant Reformers, who wanted to renew the “one, holy catholic and apostolic church.”
Bridge, Donald and David Phypers. The Waters That Divide: A Survey of the Doctrine of Baptism. Inverness, Scotland: Christian Focus Publications, 1998 reprint. The authors, one a Baptist and the other an Anglican, provide one of the finest discussions of baptism available to evangelicals.
*Bromiley, G. W. The Unity and Disunity of the Church. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1958. Bromiley, a longtime professor of theology at Fuller Seminary, is one of our best theologians in terms of the doctrine of the Church. He covers all the important subjects related to unity in this little book.
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Dulles, Avery. The Catholicity of the Church. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985. A solid academic treatment by a Catholic scholar who recently became a cardinal of the Roman Church.
Flew, R. Newton and Rupert E. Davies. The Catholicity of Protestantism. Philadelphia: Muhlenberg Press, 1950. An important out-of-print volume which argues that catholicity means, in the first place, the presence of the living Christ.
*Frame, John M. Evangelical Reunion: Denominations and the One Body of Christ. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1991. Frame wrestles honestly with the big questions. His approach is unusual for conservative Presbyterian writers and quite refreshing.
Gunton, Colin. E. and Daniel W. Hardy, editors. On Being the Church: Essays on the Christian Community. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1989. Essays from six first-...
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