Ecumenical Movement / Edition 1

Ecumenical Movement / Edition 1

by M. Kinnamon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802842631

ISBN-13: 9780802842633

Pub. Date: 01/24/1997

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

Included in this exhaustive collection of documents from the twentieth-century ecumenical movement are significant passages from the most widely influential texts produced by assemblies, conferences, and studies of the World Council of Churches and similar bodies, covering the three broad areas of historic concern within modern ecumenism: faith and order, life and…  See more details below

Overview

Included in this exhaustive collection of documents from the twentieth-century ecumenical movement are significant passages from the most widely influential texts produced by assemblies, conferences, and studies of the World Council of Churches and similar bodies, covering the three broad areas of historic concern within modern ecumenism: faith and order, life and work, and mission and evangelism. Designed as a resource for courses in ecumenism in theological seminaries and faculties of religion, the volume can also serve as a useful reference guide. In addition to selections from the WCC and other global Christian bodies, the collection includes texts from various regions of the world.

From The Critics

"This anthology is useful as a resource for teaching, whether upper-level college courses, seminaries, congregations, or workshops, and an excellent reference tool for those involved in ecumenical efforts. Likely to become a standard work, this text inspires readers with a vision that holds the search for unity and the pursuit of justice, explicit witness to Christ, and renewal of creation, in appropriate tension.
A valuable reference tool for all engaged in common Christian witness and service.
"A "must" for all theological libraries and a necessary tool for all who study or teach the ecumenical movement or simply wish to understand where the churches are today-and why!" - Religious Studies Review

"This anthology is useful as a resource for teaching, whether upper-level college courses, seminaries, congregations, or workshops, and an excellent reference tool for those involved in ecumenical efforts. Likely to become a standard work, this text inspires readers with a vision that holds the search for unity and the pursuit of justice, explicit witness to Christ, and renewal of creation, in appropriate tension.
A valuable reference tool for all engaged in common Christian witness and service." - Missiology

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802842633
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/24/1997
Pages:
564
Product dimensions:
1.15(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

General introduction
IThe Ecumenical Vision: Towards an Integration of Unity, Service, Mission and Renewal
IIThe Unity of the Church: Towards a Common Definition
IIIAgreement on Issues that Divide the Church: Towards Fuller Communion in Christ
IVIssues that Divide both Church and World: Towards a Renewed and Reconciled Community
VEcumenical Social Thought: Towards Solidarity in Humanity's Struggles
VIMission and Evangelism: Towards Common Witness throughout the Earth
VIIDialogue with People of Other Faiths: Towards Better Understanding of Our Neighbours
VIIIMarks of Ecumenical Community: Towards a Fellowship of Sharing, Learning and Participation
IXCouncils of Churches: Towards an Understanding of Their Nature and Purpose
XPrayer and Worship: Towards Conversion of the Heart
Regional and Local Voices - from Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, Pacific
Chronological List of Documents
Selected Bibliography
Index of Scripture References
Index of Subjects

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