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This work examines how and under what circumstances past commemorations have occurred. In Germany these stretch back to the Reformationsjubilaum of 1617. Many other celebrations have followed, including those marking the anniversaries of Luther's birth in 1483 and death in 1546.
An introduction to theology, emphasising the contribution of third-world theologians.
An introduction to theology, emphasising the importance of third-world theologians.
Despite the presumption that baptism is the basic bond of unity between the churches, the path toward mutual recognition remains a long one. Here is a brief yet authoritative guide to the historical, theological, and practical issues involved. Deeply grounded in scholarship and teaching, Heller's work offers an overview of...
Doctrine, Dynamic and Difference: To the Heart of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Differentiated Consensus on Justification
This study clarifies the method of differentiated consensus by investigating the process of doctrinal rapprochement which led up to the Doctrine of Justification, examining the way the consensus takes shape in the document itself, and, analyzing arguments offered by critics and advocates of the official dialogue.
In this volume several theologians from different Christian traditions examine how Bartholomew I as Ecumenical Patriarch has influenced the contemporary European scene, the various dialogues between Orthodox churches and Reformed and Roman Catholic churches, the ongoing work of the World Council of Churches, and the modern ecumenical movement. These essays,...
Apostolic, ecumenical and radical: these are the ecclesial characteristics highlighted by Gesa E. Thiessen while explaining her vision of the church. The book studies the concept of apostolicity emerging in patristic theology and examines this concept as it has been developed in select Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Anglican ecumenical documents.
An exploration into the theology and practice of Unity, including contributions by Mary Tanner, David Cornick and Vincent Nichols
Modern ecumenism traces its roots back to the 1910 World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh. Celebrating a Century of Ecumenism brings readers up to date on one hundred years of global dialogue between many different church traditions, including Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Evangelical, Orthodox, Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Oriental...