This trilogy presents a massive study in ecclesiology by Roger D. Haight, SJ. This multi-layered work traces the development of the church’s understanding of itself from the time of Christ, through the Reformation, to the present day.
In the first two volumes, Historical Ecclesiology and Comparative Ecclesiology, Haight examines the structure of the Christian church at each period of its development, striving to be faithful to the historical, social, and political reality of each era. The third volume, Ecclesial Existence, describes the commonalities between churches—retrieving ecclesiological constants from Scripture to portray the shared ecclesial existence among today’s churches.
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While maintaining the theological nature of his study, Roger Haight’s historical ecclesiology lays a sturdy foundation in a historical, sociological analysis of the beginnings and development of the Christian church from its origin in Jesus of Nazareth to the eve of the Reformation . . . each chapter concludes with a social historical analysis and a few illuminating pages that draw out principles for historical theology. It is these analytic pages that set Haight’s book apart from other studies. . . . This is a groundbreaking volume.
—Catholic Books Review
Roger Haight’s massive work, Christian Community in History, is a significant achievement. . . . Haight writes clearly, with a deep historical sense and a good understanding of theological issues.
—Scottish Journal of Theology
Roger D. Haight, SJ, has a PhD from the University of Chicago and a STL from the Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago. He has taught for over 30 years in Jesuit schools of theology in Chicago, Toronto, the Philippines, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has been a visiting professor in France, India, Peru, and Kenya. He is a past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America (1994–95). His book, Dynamics of Theology won second place in 1991’s Catholic Press Association (CPA) Book Award for Theology. Another book, Jesus Symbol of God, won first place in CPA’s 2000 Book Award for theology, but was censured by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Haight currently teaches at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.