Apostolicity and Unity: Essays on the Porvoo Common Statement

Apostolicity and Unity: Essays on the Porvoo Common Statement



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802809698
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/01/1902
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

I.The Background and Framework of the Porvoo Common Statement--The Reception and Implementation of the Statement in the Churches
The Background and Genesis of the Porvoo Common Statement3
Porvoo in the Context of the Worldwide Anglican-Lutheran Dialogue15
The African Anglican-Lutheran Commission and the Porvoo Common Statement34
Reflections on the Reception and Implementation of Porvoo in the Churches
In England47
In Ireland53
In Finland59
In Estonia65
In Norway70
The Danish "No" to Porvoo76
II.Central Theological Concerns in the Porvoo Common Statement--Ecclesiology, Unity, Episcopacy, Apostolicity, and Mission
The Doctrine of the Church in the Porvoo Common Statement89
The Ecclesiology of the Porvoo Common Statement--A Lutheran Perspective98
The Concept of Unity in the Porvoo Common Statement: Visible Unity and Ecclesial Diversity114
Some Observations Concerning the Unity Concept of the Porvoo Common Statement132
Sign but Not Guarantee: Reflections on the Place of the Historic Succession of Bishops Within the Apostolic Continuity of the Church in Some Current Ecumenical Texts146
Apostolicity and Apostolic Succession in the Porvoo Common Statement--Necessary or a Mere "Optional Extra" in the Church's Life?162
Apostolicity and Succession in the Porvoo Common Statement: Without Confusion, Without Separation182
The Sending and Mission of the Church in the Porvoo Common Statement201
III.The Significance of Porvoo Beyond the Signatory Churches--A Concluding Ecumenical Perspective
The Porvoo Common Statement from a Catholic Perspective219
The Porvoo Common Statement: An Orthodox Response231
The Porvoo Common Statement: A Methodist Response245
The Porvoo Common Statement and the Leuenberg Concord--Are They Compatible?258

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