Church polity as a theological discipline has become increasingly aware of the challenge of contextuality, due to tendencies like secularization in the global North and a renewed awareness of inherited cultural and religious traditions in the global South. The ecumenical movement offers a particular framework for reflection on such developments.
This first conference volume contains studies in the fields of ecclesiology, church history, missiology, inter-cultural theology and practical theology. A second volume presents a number of case studies.
Dr Allan J. Janssen (1948) is affiliate professor of Theological Studies at New Brunswick Theological Seminary (USA).
Dr Leo J. Koffeman (1948) is Professor of Church Polity and Ecumenism at the Protestant Theological University (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).