The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
COMMUNITY. This entry consists of two articles, one covering the OT notion of community, the other covering the NT notion.
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Iona Community
Iona CommunityAn ecumenical fellowship “seeking new and radical ways of living the Gospel in today’s world.” Though the historic island of Iona is its spiritual home, the Community mainly works in urban areas.The Community was founded by George MacLeod (1938) when he was minister of Govan Old Parish
Global Dictionary of Theology: A Resource for the Worldwide Church
COMMUNITYGod’s project in the world can be described as shaping a community, a people whose identity is centered in God, as illustrated in Israel (OT) and the church (NT). The Judeo-Christian faith is marked by this stress on community, in contrast to other religions such as *Hinduism and *Buddhism,
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Iona Community
Iona Community (founded 1938). An ecumenical Christian community on the historic island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. Made up of both *clergy and *laity, the community, among other things, develops and publishes materials for Christian worship.
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
community. A group of persons that consciously or unconsciously share one or more normative designations that are spatial, political, ethnic, moral or spiritual. A community may be geographically based, such as a city or neighborhood. However, a community may be formed by other commonalities, such as
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Social Ministry
Social Ministry, Community Chest, Poor ReliefLuther’s paradigm shift on justification introduced a new social ethic that facilitated the rationalization and secularization of social welfare, which continues into the development of the modern welfare state. Salvation by grace alone apart from works cut
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Community. An evangelically based view of community is grounded essentially in the transformative work of the Triune God. Through and around his Word, God radically transforms the fellowship of people to be witnesses to the Word’s impact on their lives. Faithful Christian living becomes foundational
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Members of the Christian Community
MEMBERS of the CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY. Christianity, by its very nature, is universal in its calling and mission, open to every social class and culture. Jesus revealed himself in solidarity with everyone, particularly with marginalized social categories such as the *poor or “people of the land.” From the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
COMMUNITY. The concept of community within the OT exhibits distinct changes over what may be loosely described as three significant periods: the early tribal period, the period of the monarchy, and the exilic period. In the first, community existed as a tribal theocracy and was expressed by inclusion
The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media
Traditionsbruch Traditionsbruch is a term coined by Jan Assmann to describe the crisis brought about by the breakdown of social/institutional frameworks for the transmission and cultivation of a community’s foundational traditions. Assmann also refers to this as the ‘crisis of memory’.In the case of
Key passages
Je 30:20

And their children will be as of old, and their community will be established before me. And I will punish all their oppressors.

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