NEW ECCLESIOLOGY AND POLITY
THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
CLYDE J. STECKEL
In the New Ecclesiology and Polity, Steckel argues that the United Church of Christ ecclesiology and its polity have an urgent need to be re-examined and re-shaped if the church is to be a faithful and strong ministry in the post-modern world. He describes the transition from modernity to post-modernity focusing on ways the United Church of Christ, is aware of these transitions in the life of church, but no awareness of how the denominational governing structures undermine faithful mission in a post-modern world.
Clyde J. Steckel is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and is Emeritus Professor of Theology at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.