By Manfred Marquardt,Walter Klaiber
Living Grace is the main finished expression of systematic theology for United Methodism to seem within the 1990's. Its authors, Bishop Walter Klaiber and Dr. Manfred Marquardt, are best theologians of continental ecu United Methodism. Their paintings meets the long-felt have to provide partners in ecumenical conversation a clearer exposition of Methodism's theology, as based upon biblical witness, apostolic background, the Protestant Reformation, and the Wesleyan Revival.
The authors concede that Methodists are usually appeared extra as experts in evangelization, ecclesial association, or social engagement, than as representatives of a cogently articulated theology. additional, United Methodists this day are usually on the vanguard of facilitating interchurch cooperation in worship and social outreach. it truly is the authors' wish clearer exposition of our universal figuring out might provide a beginning upon which the "vital Wesleyan accessory" may larger direct the Christian witness we're providing on this planet. Their reaction to the problem has produced a considerate try to discover a stable theological foundation for our id as a church that won't basically accessory our uniqueness yet also will help different religion groups to articulate their profiles of religion.
In this primary English variation, the paintings has been tailored for the yank ancient and social milieu. As such, it turns into a pathbreaking attempt to articulate for our American constituency the worldwide dimensions of a United Methodist theology, within which the yankee church is more and more known as to take part. 4 emphases of the e-book are: Responsible Proclamation, fundamentals of a UMC theology; Universal Salvation; Personal religion; and, Fullness of Christian lifestyles and the truth of Love.