Power, Authority and Community
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This conclusion presents an overview of key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book discusses consensus in theology today is beginning to say more emphatically that this koinonia character is of the essence of church in both local or wider contexts. Church as a living community cannot afford to be casual or complacent about something as formative for its life together as power. The gentle winds of local truths' and norms can turn into strong gales blowing through the fabric of power relations, driving divisive power behaviours in a church community. In Foucault's final concern with freedom, through the care of self', he was still striving to find an answer to the problem of resistance raised by his own power theory. The levelling tendency of the Jesus way obviously plays the greatest role in cushioning power's impact in church dynamics.