Table of contents for Koinonia and the quest for an ecumenical ecclesiology : from foundations through dialogue to symbolic competence for communionality / Lorelei Francis Fuchs.

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Foreword, by William Rusch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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Abbreviations and Acronyms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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Part I
Foundations of Koinonia
for Ecumenical Discourse on an Ecclesiology of Communion
Chapter One
Biblical Foundations
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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I Etymological Foundations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
. . . 6
A. ???????a and ??????-Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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B. Translation and Transliteration of ???????a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
. 10
C. Key Biblical Texts with ??????-Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
13
1. The Pauline Corpus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2. The Acts of the Apostles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
3. The Johannine School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
II Relational Foundations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
. . . . 26
A. Trinitarian Koinonia:
Koinonia of the Father, the Son and the Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
B. Ecclesial/Directional Koinonia:
Vertical (the Koinonia of the Trinitarian God and Humankind)
and Horizontal (the Koinonia of Humankind) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
C. Sacramental Koinonia:
Intersection of Horizontal and Vertical Koinonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
D. Soteriological/Eschatological Koinonia:
Fulfillment of Sacramental Koinonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Conclusion: Biblical Foundations of Koinonia and the Churches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
45
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Chapter Two
Ecclesiological Foundations
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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I Ecclesial Models of Unity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
. . . 51
A. Organic Unity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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B. Federation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
61
C. Conciliar Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
62
D. Unity in Reconciled Diversity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
E. Communion of Communions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
F. Ecclesial Models of Unity and the Concept of Koinonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
II Intrachurch Foundations: Koinonia and the Particular Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
71
A. Lutheran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
. 73
1. Confessional Fellowship (Bekenntnisgemeinschaft) . . . . . . . . . . 76
2. Church Fellowship (Kirchengemeinschaft) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
B. Anglican . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
. 85
1. Comprehensiveness: Church as Ecclesial Society . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
2. Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral:
Communion of Communions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
C. Roman Catholic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
104
1. The Question of a Principle of Unity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
2. An Emerging Ecclesiology of Communion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
III Interchurch Foundations: Koinonia and the Churches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
160
A. Multilateral Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
163
1. Conciliar: World Council of Churches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
a. Identifying the Koinonia: Edinburgh 1910 ¿ . . . . . . . . . 165
b. Celebrating the Koinonia: Lima 1982 ¿ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
c. Realising the Koinonia: Canberra 1991 ¿ . . . . . . . . . . . 181
2. Nonconciliar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
a. Christian World Communions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
b. Forum of Christian Churches
and Ecumenical Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
B. Bilateral Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
213
1. The Nature of Bilateral Dialogue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
2. Koinonia in Dialogues within the LARC Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
a. Lutheran-Reformed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
b. Anglican-Orthodox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
c. Methodist-Roman Catholic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
3. Koinonia in Dialogues outside the LARC Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . 247
a. Disciples-Reformed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
b. Orthodox-Old Catholic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Conclusion: Ecclesiological Foundations of Koinonia and the Churches . . . . . . . . . . 
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Part II
Koinonia and Lutheran ¿ Anglican ¿ Roman Catholic Discourse:
Behind and Beyond the Particular Dialogical Encounter
Chapter Three
The Mutual Bilateral Dialogues
of the Lutheran, Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches:
Discourse founded on a Koinonia Ecclesiology
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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I LARC Methodology and Hermeneutics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
268
A. Methodology for a Growing Koinonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
1. Concept of Koinonia
as Constitutive to the LARC Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
2. From a Conditional Methodology
to a Developmental Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
B. Hermeneutics of Unity in the LARC Dialogues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
1. Anglican-Lutheran: 'Living into' Communion . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
2. Anglican-Roman Catholic: Restoration of Organic Unity . . . . 324
3. Lutheran-Roman Catholic:
Ways towards Ecclesial Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
II Implications of 'LARC Koinonia': An Ecumenical Triad for Unity . . . . . . . . 356
A. One Faith: Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
359
B. Shared Life: Sacrament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
C. Common Witness: Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Conclusion: Koinonia and the LARC Churches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
. . . . 389
Chapter Four
Towards an Ecumenical Ecclesiology of Communion:
A Consideration founded on the Concept of Koinonia
Behind and Beyond the Dialogical Encounter
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
. . . . . . . . . 393
I The Question of Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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A. The Capacity of Koinonia
to Express an Ecumenical Ecclesiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
1. Koinonia: A Concept that Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
2. Koinonia: A Concept that Surpasses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
B. The Capacity of the Churches to Receive the Convergences
towards an Ecclesiology of Communion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
1. Realised Koinonia:
The Churches' Acceptance of a Koinonia Ecclesiology . . . . . . 421
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2. Unrealised Koinonia:
The Churches' Resistance to a Koinonia Ecclesiology . . . . . . . 428
II An Ecumenical Ecclesiology of Communion
via 'Symbolic Competence for Communionality' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
432
A. New Terms in the Koinon-Vocabulary
and Ecumenical Discourse on Koinonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
1. 'Communionality' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
2. 'Symbolic Competence' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
3. 'Symbolic Competence for Communionality' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
B. Criteria for Symbolic Competence for Communionality . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
1. Soteriological:
Retrieving the Relational Aspect of Biblical Koinonia . . . . . . . 448
2. Confessional:
Renewing Diaphoric Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
3. Historical:
Rewriting an Ecumenical Quadrilateral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
4. Ecclesiological:
Revisioning a Principle of Unity for a Wider Oikoumene . . . . . 465
Conclusion: Koinonia Ecclesiology and Symbolic Competence for Communionality . 
471
Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
. . . . . . . . . . 475
Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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Appendix I New Testament References to the Word ???????a
and ??????-Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
Appendix II Translation and Interpretations
of the Word ???????a and ??????-Terminology
Commonly Used in Ecumenical Literature: A Select Listing . . 485
Appendix III A Chronological Listing of Select Events and Documentation
of AL, ARC and LRC Relations and International Dialogues,
c. 1900-2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499
Appendix IV ??????-Terminology in LARC Bilateral Dialogue Statements:
A Select Listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507

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