Edited by John A. Radano
Foreword by Walter Cardinal Kasper
Modern ecumenism often 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 Orthodox, and more. Eighteen essays by authors representing a wide spectrum of denominational interests outline the achievements of this movement toward unity.
The first part of the volume focuses on multilateral dialogues that involved a variety of churches attempting to delineate common ground, with considerable progress reported. The second part describes bilateral discussions between two churches or groups of churches. Celebrating a Century of Ecumenism is one small marker along the way to the unity that many Christians desire, and the report it provides will encourage those involved in ecumenical discussions.
John A. Radano served on the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City, from 1984 to 2008 and was head of its Western Section, participating in many international bilateral and multilateral dialogues. Author of Lutheran and Catholic Reconciliation on Justification (Eerdmans) and of many articles, he is currently adjunct professor in the School of Theology at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.
Contributors: S. Wesley Ariarajah, Peter C. Bouteneff, Ralph Del Colle, Lorelei F. Fuchs, Donna Geernaert, Jeffrey Gos, Helmut Harder, William Henn, Margaret O’Gara, John A. Radano, Cecil M. Robeck Jr., Ronald G. Roberson, William G. Rusch, Mary Tanner, Geoffrey Wainwright, Jared Wicks, Susan K. Wood.
“A road map for the future, making it thought-provoking for interested readers, including ecumenical scholars.”–International Bulletin of Missionary Research
“An important book for ecumenical studies today. The essays by seasoned ecumenists open up an extraordinarily rich exposition of agreements reached, differences still to be overcome and signposts that help chart a map for the ecumenical journey into the future.”–Ecumenical Trends
“Well worth reading for anyone interested in Christian doctrinal developments.”–Catholic Books Rivew
“A great resource for scholars and students of ecumenism who wish for excellent summations of all the bilateral dialogues with the Catholic Church.”–Theological Studies
“A good overview. ... For the historian and the ecumenist alike, this is a very helpful volume.”–Reviews in Religion and Theology
Spec: 356 pp; 6 x 9"; paper; perfect; 4-colour cover
Price: £20.00 / CHF29.00
Shelving/Topic: Christianity / Ecumenism
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