Receiving 'The Nature and Mission of the Church': Ecclesial Reality and Ecumenical Horizons for the Twenty-First Century

Receiving 'The Nature and Mission of the Church': Ecclesial Reality and Ecumenical Horizons for the Twenty-First Century


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780567032430
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/13/2008
Series: Ecclesiological Investigations
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Revd Dr Paul M. Collins, formerly Reader in Theology at the University of Chichester, Parish Priest on Holy Island, Northumberland, England.

Michael A. Fahey is professor of theology at Boston College (USA). He studied philosophy in Leuven in the 1950s and in the late 1960s did doctoral studies in theology at the University of Tübingen under Professors Hans Küng and Joseph Ratzinger. Most of his academic work has taken place in Canada (Montreal and Toronto). He holds dual citizenship (Canada and USA). In 2005 he received an honorary doctorate from St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto. Last year some fifteen of his colleagues and former students dedicated a Festschrift to him entitled: In God's Hands: Essays on the Church and Ecumenism in Honour of Michael Fahey (Leuven: Peeters Press, 2006). He has served as president of the Catholic Theological Society of America as well as the American Theological Society.

Table of Contents

Foreword - Thomas Best, WCC, Geneva
Introduction - Michael A. Fahey, Boston College, USA
1. The Context of the document: Porte Allegre - Fr K. M. George, Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam, Kerala, India
2. The Nature and Mission of the Church Communion: God, Creation, and Church - Paul Collins, University of Chichester, UK
3. How to Express the Link between the Church and the Holy Trinity in a Common Ecumenical Discourse? An Analysis of Recent Ecumenical Documents on the Nature of the Church - Peter De Mey, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
4. Called to be the One Church? The Unity Statements of the WCC and Their Reception in the Document "The Nature and Mission of the Church"- Risto Saarinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
5. Pentecostal Perspectives on The Nature and Mission of the Church - Wolfgang Vondey, Regent University, USA
6. Is There a Future for the Catholic-Protestant Ecclesiological Dialogue? The Non-reception and a Challenge for Ecumenical Dialogue - Korinna Zamfir, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
7. Are Councils and Synods Decision Making? A Roman Catholic Conundrum in Ecumenical Perspective - Bradford E. Hinze, Fordham University, USA
After-word - John Hind, Bishop of Chichester, UK

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