In recent decades Evangelicals and Orthodox have encountered each other more widely than ever before. Yet relationships have often been difficult and dogged by misunderstanding.
How can two traditions which seem so different begin to understand each other and find common ground? Is it possible for Orthodox and Evangelical Christians to move from competition to co-operation and mutual respect? What are the key theological issues between them?
Building Bridges: Between the Orthodox and Evangelical Traditions presents illuminating reflections from a series of seminars held at the Ecumenical Institute, Bossey, Switzerland. Bringing together theologians and church leaders from a wide range of Evangelical and Orthodox churches, their encounters revealed not only honest differences but also remarkable affinities.
Topics explored in this publication include the nature of salvation, the role and place of scripture, the nature and purpose of the church and what it means to be human. Participants testify in this volume to the impact these discussions had on them, and it is offered as a stimulus to further dialogue between two traditions of considerable theological and demographic significance.
Dr Tim Grass is Associate Tutor, Spurgeon’s College, London. Paul and Jenny Rolph are lay Christians who have long been involved in ecumenism and ecumenical dialogues. Professor Fr Ioan Sauca is Director, Ecumenical Institute, Bossey, Switzerland.