Celebrating a Century of Ecumenism: Exploring the Achievements of International Dialogue

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Modern ecumenism 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 book focuses on multilateral dialogue 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.

Contributors:
S. Wesley Ariarajah
Peter C. Bouteneff
Ralph Del Colle
Lorelei F. Fuchs
Donna Geernaert
Jeffrey Gros
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

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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 Cathol

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International Bulletin of Missionary Research
“A road map for the future, making it thought-provoking for interested readers, including ecumenical scholars.”
 
Ecumenical Trends
“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.”
 
Catholic Books Review
“Well worth reading for anyone interested in Christian doctrinal developments.”
 
Theological Studies
“A great resource for scholars and students of ecumenism who wish for excellent summations of all the bilateral dialogues with the Catholic Church.”
 
Reviews in Religion and Theology
“A good overview. . . . For the historian and the ecumenist alike, this is a very helpful volume.”
 

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