Even the most casual contemporary observer of Christianity must recognise that the notion of Christian community being identifiable through the mutual love of its members is difficult to reconcile with the schismatic reality of current ecclesial life. Nonetheless, disagreement remains an ethical subject neglected by theologians.
In A Theology of Disagreement Christopher Landau examines how New Testament texts inform Christian approaches to ecclesial conflict. Examining both occasions of disagreement, and instances prompting thematic reflection on disagreement, Landau proposes a new theological ethic for the facing of disagreement among Christians, rooted in an appeal to the significance of the double love command and the 'fruit of the Spirit'.
Timely and necessary, the book issues a challenge to the church to move towards Loving Disagreement.