Vol 5, No 1, 2005

The Church as the People of God: A People in Communion

Brian Gleeson CP

Abstract

Out of many biblical images of the Church scattered in Scripture, the bible highlights two. One is that of the Body of Christ. The other is that of the People of God. The author places the key statements of Lumen Gentium on the People of God, within the history of God's dealings with his chosen people, as presented in both the Old and New Testaments of the Christian Bible, and draws significant conclusions.