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dc.contributor.authorEric G., McKimmon
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-09T08:54:01Z
dc.date.available2017-06-09T08:54:01Z
dc.date.issued2016-12-01
dc.identifier.citationMcKimmon, E. G. (2016). The gift of an aging church. Theology in Scotland, 23(2), 33-39.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1465-2862en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/TIS/article/view/1501en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/10968
dc.description.abstractDr McKimmon argues that while secularisation is a permanent and irreversible process, the decline and death of the Church as we know it may yet be providential. The various forms that the Church has taken over the ages have often proved transitory: the past teaches us that history is an open-ended process, and the eclipse of institutions is shown to be inevitable. However, life may be lived with God yet without a Church, with a cloud of unknowing between the present and the future. Dr McKimmon criticises undue concentration on the current paradigm of ‘change in order to survive’ and concludes with a plea for deeper pastoral care for the Church in its current situation. The Church is indeed, he insists, a transitory organisation – however a sunset may be beautiful.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSt Mary's College, University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTheology in Scotlanden_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/*
dc.subjectChurch of Scotlanden_US
dc.subjectChurchen_US
dc.subjectDeclineen_US
dc.subjectSecularen_US
dc.subjectSecularizationen_US
dc.subjectChangeen_US
dc.subjectPastoral careen_US
dc.subjectMinistryen_US
dc.subject.lccBR1.S3T5en_US
dc.subject.lcshTheology--Study and teaching--Scotlanden_US
dc.subject.lcshTheology, Doctrinal--Scotlanden_US
dc.titleThe gift of an aging churchen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen_US
dc.publicationstatusPublisheden_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US


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