Plenary Session 2


“Racialized Ecclesiology, Oneness, and Catholicity”


Mikael Broadway


Many discussions of ecclesiology find their way to the four traditional marks of the church contained in the Nicene Creed.  Although they are far from a comprehensive guide to ecclesiology, these four marks open the conversation toward a range of shortcomings when applied to contemporary churches.  The church in the contemporary United States is far from the church that the gospel calls into being.  In an age questioning the inherited assumptions of Christendom, one mark has captured much theological attention.  There is fruitful conversation from many quarters of the church concerning a renewed call to holiness.