Ecumenism Today: The Universal Church in the 21st Century

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-05-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

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What is Ecumenism? Is Christian unity a legitimate hope or just a pious illusion? The aim of this book is to analyze the real obstacles that stand in the path to unity and to propose solutions, where these are possible. Distinguished authors from the main Christian denominations offer a unique insight into the problem of Christian divisions and the relationships between Christian communities. This work is not a politically correct exercise in diplomacy; rather, it informs the reader about the actual state of the ecumenical dialogue.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Universal Church and the Ecumenical Movementp. 3
Theological Ecumenism
Stumbling upon Peter? The Question of the Church in Ecumenical Dialoguep. 17
Ut Unum Sint: Some Cross-Bench Anglican Reflectionsp. 29
De Lubac, Ratzinger and von Balthasar: A Communal Adventure in Ecclesiologyp. 45
Watch and Pray: A Reflection on the Meaning of Utp. 81
Ecumenical Theology
Unity and Schism
The Myth of Schismp. 95
The Basis of Christian Unityp. 107
The Ecumenical Meaning of the Petrine Ministryp. 121
A Communion of Love and the Primacy of Peter: Reflections from the Armenian Churchp. 139
A Reformed Papacy: The Treatment of Papal Primacy in the Worms Book (1540)p. 151
All Change: Eucharist is Keyp. 173
Ecclesiastical Communion: In Dialogue with Calvinismp. 183
Epilogue: Persecution and Theological Ecumenism
United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Is Persecution Against Christians Breaking Down the Walls Between Churches?p. 203
Persecution and Ecumenismp. 213
Index of Namesp. 221
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