Week 7, Chapter 6-The Use of Models in Ecclesiology, Fuellenbach

November 12, 2007

This was a thought-provoking chapter. I appreciated the honest critique of the Roman Catholic Church.  In addition, I was drawn to the discussion about prophets and what they offer to the faith community. Fuellenbach’s descriptions convey that prophets have the ability to “imagine new possibilities,” and will live radically, and counter-culturally in order that other Christians are challenged to “follow Christ in the concrete situations today” (129). I agree that some people by nature fit this description or have a prophetic charism. However, I am also wary of taking this notion too far, and I am not entirely convinced that only certain individuals are called to this sort of lifestyle.  The role of the prophet reminds me of some of what we have been learning in class about counter-discourse, which seems to be a capacity that all Christians should seek to develop, not only prophets.

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One Response to “Week 7, Chapter 6-The Use of Models in Ecclesiology, Fuellenbach”

  1. wess Says:

    “The role of the prophet reminds me of some of what we have been learning in class about counter-discourse, which seems to be a capacity that all Christians should seek to develop, not only prophets.” Great point Sara – I think this is something worthy of expounding upon — prophets and counter-discourse that is.


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