Olav Fykse Tveit
The indispensable key to Christianity’s global future—
In an age of feel-good Christianity, it is perhaps counter-intuitive to stress the cross of Jesus, let alone to insist that it is the indispensable key to Christianity’s global future.
Yet, far from hiding in rosy scenarios of global peace and Christian unity, Olav Fykse Tveit here lifts up the cross—with its promise of suffering and contradiction—not only as a sign of personal reconciliation with God but also as the call, the challenge, and the agent of effective ecumenical Christian witness in the world today. The cross, he asserts in these meditative reflections, offers Christians a specific lens on reality, opens us up to the world, and provides a key for discerning the world’s needs, authentic discipleship and true agency in an imperiled world.
Olav Fykse Tveit is general secretary of the World Council of Churches. An ordained pastor in the Church of Norway, the Rev. Dr Tveit served as general secretary of the Church of Norway Council on Ecumenical and International Relations (2002-09) before his election in 2009.
Specs: 160 pages; 5.5. x 8.5”; paper; perfect; 4-color cover
Topic/Shelving: Christian Theology / Ecumenism
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