Ecumenism 101: a handbook about the ecumenical movement

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9780880281751: Ecumenism 101: a handbook about the ecumenical movement

Lutheran pastor Alton M. Motter, a veteran of decades of ecumenical efforts, offers a short, readable book "which gives the basic facts about the ecumenical movement." With 71 often asked questions and their answers, it is a valuable resource.

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Alton M. Motter has written this Handbook out of his 40 years of ecumenical ministries at almost every level of ecumenical church life.

An ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he is a graduate of Gettysburg College (PA) and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, from which he received his S.T.M. degree in 1944. He also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (MN) in 1966, and in 1990, the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Lycoming College, Williamsport.

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Question 70. To what degree is the ecumenical movement called to help shape the culture of today's world?

As Christians, we believe the values of the Christian Gospel can help greatly to resolve the serious problems which confront and afflict today's human family. These problems are deep-rooted. Every newscast and daily paper carries stories which seem to threaten our very survival. The breakdown of family life, and especially the growing number of single parents; the increase of violence, including even the use guns by children; the rise in crime and overflowing prisons; the broader usage of alcohol and drugs; the widespread, long-standing and destructive wars between peoples; massive deaths all over the world from starvation, and the growing millions of refugees-all these cause us to ponder: How can we change the shape of our communities. our nation, our world?

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