Method in ecumenical theology the lessons so far

First published in 1996 this book examines the search for unity in the Church. For the previous thirty years pioneering conversations, between pairs of churches or communities, and multilaterally, put forward solutions to old disagreements and began to build a new ecumenical theology. But when it co...

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Main Author: Evans, G. (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1996.
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Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Ecumenical theology / Method
Further subjects:B Church Unity
B Christian union
B Theology Methodology
B Ecumenical movement
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Summary:First published in 1996 this book examines the search for unity in the Church. For the previous thirty years pioneering conversations, between pairs of churches or communities, and multilaterally, put forward solutions to old disagreements and began to build a new ecumenical theology. But when it comes to taking actual steps towards unity there is often a drawing-back from the final commitment. G. R. Evans examines the methodology of ecumenical theory and the way it is being taken into the lives of the Churches, from the experience which has been reported so far. This is a necessary stocktaking exercise, as Dr Evans shows that discussions are now so developed that we can list topics which have become recurrent issues. By making judicious use of interdenominational archival material and secondary literature, the author provides a timely resource for all those interested in recent ecumenical progress.
Introduction: the 'winter of ecumenism'? -- What is ecumenical theology? -- Changing attitudes and stages in ecumenism -- Communication and dialogue -- Ecumenical language -- Historical method -- The process in close-up -- Ecumenical reception -- Conclusion
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ISBN:0511520093
DOI:10.1017/CBO9780511520099
Persistent identifiers:DOI "10.1017/CBO9780511520099"