|Statement||by Michael Hurley.|
|Series||Theology today -- no.9|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||96|
reinforces the ecumenical status quo. Enclave theology makes itself look good, at least in its own eyes, by making others look bad. It is in danger of what Paul rejected as “party spirit” or “works of the ﬂesh,” namely, enmity, strife, and factionalism (Gal. ). In the ecumenical churches no tradition or communion is immune fromFile Size: KB. This book answers these questions and examines the remarkable story of new encounters between Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Old Catholic, and most Protestant churches. Most of these churches have been divided for centuries over issues of theology, faith, and practice. Ecumenism seeks to reconcile these differences and to bring the Reviews: 1. Ecumenical Theology. In the last decades, ecumenism and the ecumenical movement have become commonplace for most Christians. In a situation where the term globalization characterises our condition in all its ambiguity, to the majority of people ecumenism seems self-evident. Nonetheless, after the first rather euphoric phase of the ecumenical. The Heresy of Ecumenism From its first appearance at the beginning of the twentieth century, ecumenism developed in three concentric circles, in order to promote the unity of divided Christians in both practice and theory. The first circle encompassed rapprochement between Orthodox and the heterodox ecumenists by means of a very broad spectrum of syncretistic coöperation at all levels.
The Ecumenical Movement Ecumenism, as a constant process of innovation, has, during the course of nearly a century, taken some particularly bold steps, unprecedented in the history of Christianity. The following are the most important: 1. The encyclical of , whereby the Church of Constantinople initiated the entry of Orthodoxy into the community of syncretistic ecumenism. Christianity - Christianity - The history of ecumenism: While unity is given in Christ, two diametric forces appear in the history of the church: one is the tendency toward sectarianism and division; the other is the conviction toward catholicity and unity. Ecumenism represents the struggle between them. Some of the schisms were theological conflicts foreshadowed in the apostolic church. These reflections are drawn from the pages of Ecumenism Means You, Too: Ordinary Christians and the Quest for Christian Unity (Cascade Books, ). The overarching theme of the New Testament letter to the Ephesians is the unity of the church as the body of Christ. Ecumenism concerns itself with the visible and organic unity of different Christian denominations.
Reshaping Ecumenical Theology is a major contribution to the study of the Church. It provides clear and authoritative orientation for the student, while probing deep into a range of key issues in ecclesiology and ecumenical dialogue from a critical standpoint that will stimulate discussion among scholars and ecumenists. It reclaims some old orthodoxies, while challenging some new ones, and. In the first volume of Essays in Ecumenical Theology Ivana Noble depicts differences between what she calls a sectarian outlook and one which engages in the search for common roots, dialogical relationships and shared mission in a world that has largely become post-Christian, but often also post-secular. Drawing on both Western and Orthodox scholarship, and expressing her own positions, Noble. TO Ecumenism: Principles and Practice 4 Purdy, W. The Search for Unity: Relations between the Anglican and Roman Catholic Church from the s to the s, London: Geoffrey Chapman, Rouse, R. & S.C. Neill, (ed.), A History of the Ecumenical Movement, , London: SPCK Obviously a rather old study, but interesting both for the breadth of information within. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month of over 2, results for Books: Christian Books & Bibles: Theology: Ecumenism.