(Previous stage) The Nature and Purpose of the Church: A stage on the way to a common statement
Faith and Order Paper no. 181, issued in 1998
This text, from the Faith and Order study on Ecclesiology, was issued as Faith and Order Paper no. 181 in 1998. Now superseded by The Nature and Mission of the Church, Faith and Order Paper no. 198, issued in 2005, it is included here to enable comparison of these two texts.