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  • Grassroots Ecumenism : The Way Of Local Christian Reunion


    The quest for Christian unity has traditionally been initiated at the international level between official leaders of Christian denominations, with the effects of their dialogue expected to trickle down to local Christian communities. In Grassroots Ecumenism, Karen Petersen Finch upends this process, proposing an approach to Christian unity that begins in your neighborhood. She draws directly from her experience equipping everyday Christians to know their own Christian tradition more thoroughly and to engage thoughtfully with separated Christians down the street and around the corner.

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  • Open Door : The Anglican Centre In Rome 2003-2016


    Seeking to promote Christian unity in a divided world, The Anglican Centre in Rome provides a permanent Anglican Communion presence in Rome. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary year of the centre, and offering an update to Frank Bliss’s volume ‘Anglicans in Rome’, ‘An Open Door’ tells the story of the past 10 years of the centre and looks to its future. The book includes an appendix with the significant milestones of the last ten years and a brief historical record of the centre’s 50 years. Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Koch provide their own reflections in the introduction.

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  • State Of Missiology Today


    The 2015 Missiology Lectures at Fuller Theological Seminary marked the fiftieth anniversary of the School of Intercultural Studies (formerly School of World Mission). The papers from that conference present a “state of the art” in the field of missiology, drawing on the past and looking ahead to a diverse, global future.

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  • Apostolicity : The Ecumenical Question In World Christian Perspective


    1. The Problem Of Apostolicity
    2. Apostolicity Under The Horizon Of Schism
    3. Culture As The Nature Of Apostolic Continuity
    4. Apostolicity And Colonization: A Relationship?
    5. Subordinating Apostolicity To The Apostolate
    6. Historical Continuity In The Perspective Of World Christianity
    7. Jesus Christ, The One Ground Of The Apostle
    8. Apostolicity: The Livingness Of The Living Word
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

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    What constitutes the unity of the church over time and across cultures? Can our account of the church’s apostolic faith embrace the cultural diversity of world Christianity? The ecumenical movement that began in the twentieth century posed the problem of the church’s apostolicity in profound new ways. In the attempt to find unity in the midst of the Protestant-Catholic schism, participants in this movement defined the church as a distinct culture-complete with its own structures, rituals, architecture and music. Apostolicity became a matter of cultivating the church’s own (Western) culture. At the same time it became disconnected from mission, and more importantly, from the diverse reality of world Christianity. In this pioneering study, John Flett assesses the state of the conversation about the apostolic nature of the church. He contends that the pursuit of ecumenical unity has come at the expense of dealing responsibly with crosscultural difference. By looking out to the church beyond the West and back to the New Testament, Flett presents a bold account of an apostolicity that embraces plurality.

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  • Thinking About Religious Pluralism


    We live an era of globalization, and the world’s religious traditions are deeply impacted. Throughout the world, an increased awareness about and access to the world’s religions, whether through modern media, human encounter, or education, raises new questions. How should we think about different traditions? What do they mean? How should Christians respond?

    This book is about how to interpret the fact of many religions, concentrating on what we call the ‘”world religions’,” for this has been the focus of most of the theological debate over the past fifty years or so. It aims to equip Christian thinkers with a positive, affirming understanding of religious diversity, and to help Christians articulate the meaning of this diversity in the real world.

    The result for the reader is comfort, curiosity, and engagement in future meetings with members of other traditions, along with lowered anxiety and deepened understanding of the marvelous diversity of human religious expression in our world.

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  • No Turning Back


    Jesus’ prayer on behalf of his of followers is “that all may be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us” (John 17:21). No Turning Back illustrates significant developments in ecumenism during the thirty-plus years of ecumenical theologian Margaret O’Gara’s own engagement in ecumenical dialogue.

    This collection of selected papers from the final fifteen years of O’Gara’s work before her untimely death in 2012 aims

    *to illustrate the broad lines of ecumenism for general readers
    *to share concrete details of recent ecumenical developments with specialist readers
    *to encourage both groups of readers in their commitment to the pursuit of full communion among the Christian churches

    An invaluable resource for academic and ecclesial specialists in ecumenism, teachers and students of theology and religious studies, Christian ministers, and all educated Christian adults who take seriously Jesus’ prayer “that all may be one.”

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  • Wounded Visions : Unity Justice And Peace In The World Church After 1968


    In Wounded Visions Jonas Jonson, who was directly involved with the ecumenical movement for forty years, offers an inside look at an ever-changing global Christianity. Reviewing developments in ecumenism from the 1960s to the 21st century, Jonson discusses the decolonization of mission, interreligious relations, “God’s preferential option for the poor,” and unity in diversity. He also maps the global ecumenical landscape and presents “the fourth church” — comprising charismatic, Pentecostal, and evangelical movements of the 20th century.

    How did the ecumenical movement respond to the fall of communism, the opening of China, and the globalization of financial markets? Why did so many big churches, caught in the whirlwind of change, retreat from their ecumenical commitments in order to promote and protect their own interests? Jonson addresses these questions and more in this comprehensive review of global Christianity and the ecumenical movement.

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  • Biblical Foundations Of The Doctrine Of Justification


    Investigates the biblical foundations of the doctrine of justification, an official document of the Catholic Church and the Lutheran World Foundation, and represents a new level of ecumenical relations since it expresses the official position of the churches involved.

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  • Serving God Globally


    Dominating the daily news cycle today are the grim realities of grinding poverty, sex trafficking, gender discrimination, child soldiering, HIV/AIDS, failed states, corruption, and environmental breakdown. In the midst of such pain and brokenness, the followers of Christ cannot stand idly by, for God calls them into the mission of reconciling all things, first by easing suffering and then by building flourishing communities through the process of transformational human development. This practical handbook explains what development is, what development workers actually do, and how young people can prepare for mission careers in this field, both in North America and abroad. In addition to setting the big picture for how Christians approach the big questions of international development, the book draws on stories, advice, and wisdom collected from personal interviews with about fifty development professionals.

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  • Dying To Be One


    his book, by a Methodist minister with wide experience of churches in Britain and abroad, has arisen out of a consuming interest in the ecumenical movement in England over a period of years. Written in an open and attractive way, it describes the history of relations between churches since their earlier divisions, and focusses particularly on the situation at the present time. Was the church united in New Testament times, and what were the problems which caused divisions? After looking at these questions against the background of the early church and the Reformation, David Butler then looks at beliefs which have so often been in conflict in the past as they appear to others. What are the ‘strange ideas’ of Protestants and Catholics and why is each side so suspicious of the other? Why can’t Anglicans and Methodists agree, and what about Catholics and Anglicans, Methodists and Catholics? Of course great progress has been made, and in particular growing convergence on understanding the Bible is highlighted, and the reconcilia

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  • Ecumenical Directions In The U S Today


    Commemorates the experience of Faith & Order in North America by collecting key presentations from the 50th anniversary conference, which study Faith &Order s past and present and offer a vision for ecumenism s future.

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  • What Episcopalians Believe


    The most recent and accessible introduction to Episcopalian beliefs

    Episcopalian identity tends to focus on history and worship, and sometimes on ethics – but “cradle” and new Episcopalians – plus seekers – will benefit from having a brief, accessible summary of the Christian faith as seen through an Episcopalian lens.

    There are two underlying convictions behind the book: FIRST, that ecumenism is at the heart of the Episcopal faith. Episcopalians are well placed to offer themselves as a place of convergance between Roman Catholics and Protestants, and even between Roman Catholics and the Orthodox. SECONDLY, in the current conflicts both within the Episcopal Church and between the Episcopal Church and some of its Anglican Communion partners, there is no fundamental difference in doctrine. The book is an attempt to portray what all parties have in common.

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