EDITED BY S T KIMBROUGH, JR.
This collection of essays addresses the question: What does it mean to be the Church? Focusing on the
theme "One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church: Ecclesiology and the Gathered Community," the
presentations derive from the Fourth Consultation on Orthodox and Wesleyan Spirituality convened at St
Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in January 2006, sponsored by the General Board of Global
Ministries of The United Methodist Church and the faculty of St Vladimir's.
Presenters, using doctrines and methodology from their distinct traditions, further consider the place
of the church in a person's spiritual life, including the concepts of obedience, discipline, and
authority in the community.
ORTHODOX TRADITION: John Behr • Tamara Grdzelidze • Sergius Halvorsen • John A. Jillions • Dimitar
Popmarinov Kirov • Michael Plekon • Elizabeth Theokritoff
WESLEYAN TRADITION: Ted Campbell • James H. Charlesworth • Richard P. Heitzenrater • S T Kimbrough, Jr.
• Kathleen McVey • Sergei Nikolaev. • Russell E. Richey • Geoffrey Wainwright • Maxine Walker • Frances
The Rev. Dr. S T Kimbrough, Jr., United Methodist scholar, has taught on the faculties of Princeton
Theological Seminary; New Brunswick Theological Seminary; Wesley Theological Seminary; the Theological
School of Drew University; Illiricus Theological Faculty, Zagreb; and Institutfur Religionswissenshaft
of the Kaiser Wilhelm University, Bonn, Germany.