Receptive Ecumenism and the Renewal of the Ecumenical Movement
: The Path of Ecclesial Conversion
This issue features a selection of the articles received in response to a call to younger theologians and researchers to illustrate the relevance of an aspect of the WCC's history or work for the future path of the WCC and the wider ecumenical movement
in the 21st century.
Synopsis: Now in a fully updated and expanded second edition "The Ecumenical Movement
: An Anthology of Key Texts and Voices" is comprised of nearly 150 documents in this anthology the virtually embodies "the ecumenical century" and are presented here as a definitive collection for both classroom and reference.
Synopsis: "Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Ecumenical Quest" by British historian, theologian, and ecumenist Keith Clements aims to show how and why for Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from the conclusion of his student years in Berlin to his death on the Nazi gallows at Flossenburg, the ecumenical movement
was central to his concerns.
Although the 1910 Edinburgh Conference is acknowledged as the beginning of the ecumenical movement
, Clements suggests that it was the mutual visits, "the peace exchanges" of the Anglo-German churches in 1908 and 1909, when, as war clouds were rising, the historic voyages of two ships--one from England and the other from Germany, each with hundreds of Christians visiting their brothers and sisters of the other county--laid the foundation for the World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship.
This masterly and impassioned analysis of the current state of the conciliar ecumenical movement
is the product of many decades of leadership within the movement in North America and globally.
In 1989 the Baptist Union of Scotland (BUS), long active in the ecumenical movement
, declined to join the newest expression of ecumenicity, the Action of Churches Together in Scotland (Acts).
envision the next phase of the ecumenical movement
Early on, even 50 years ago, Bob Brown was among the very first "ecumenical" theologians, deeply committed to actively cross ecumenical lines of tradition and language and theological insight, and to consciously speak of an "ecumenical movement
" among us all, Protestants and Catholics.
Intending to reinvigorate the ecumenical movement
, the rich contents of Avis book explore and discuss the achievements and issues evoked in various ecumenical dialogues.
Mudge, a scholar and theologian whose breadth of interests and expertise enriched virtually every corner of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the global ecumenical movement
, died on Sept.
then moves through long centuries of alienation, to the beginning of the ecumenical movement
and the early stages of dialogue, to the current dialogue as set forth over the past four decades in important statements issued by the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission.