That They May All Be One: Celebrating the World Communion of Reformed Churches: Essays in Honor of Clifton Kirkpatrick

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-02
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To mark the historic 2010 union of two Reformed bodies of churches--the World Alliance of Refored Churches and the Reformed Ecumenical council--more than twenty-five revered pastors, theologians, and ecumenists contributed essays for this volume. These writings celebrate what it means to live in unity and communion in the twenty-first century and stress the importance of ecumenism in working for mission and justice.Among the many noted contributors are Jane Dempsey Douglass, Michael Kinnamon, Samuel Kobia, Setri Nyomi, Ofelia Ortega, Gradye Parsons, and Iain Torrance.

Author Biography

Neal D. Presa, MDiv, ThM, PhD, has served at every level of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He is currently pastor of Middlesex Presbyterian Church in Middlesex, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

About the Contributorsp. xi
Greetings from World Church Leadersp. xv
Editor's Prefacep. xix
Abbreviationsp. xxiii
Missio Dei and Missa Ecclesiae: On Mission
Koinonia and Missionp. 3
Never Let a Crisis Go to Wastep. 8
The Joy of Growing Oldp. 13
Rediscovering Missio Dei: A Challenge to the Churches: Hisp. 19
Funding and Faithfulness: The Political Economy of Christian Missionp. 24
With All of Our Mind: The Mission of Theological Education in the Reformed Traditionp. 28
When Mission and Justice Embracep. 32
Silence in Heaven for About Half an Hour: The Eschatological Dimension of Missionp. 36
Covenanting for Justice in the Economy and The Earth: On Justice
The Accra Confession as a Resource for Transformationp. 45
Building a 21st-Century Beloved Community: Using Reformed Bricks and the Mortar of Justicep. 53
The Politics of Power: Negotiating North-South Tensions over Empire and Economicsp. 57
The King Is Naked: A Voice of Passion in the Cause of Justicep. 64
Living Faithfully in the Context of Empire: Challenges and Opportunitiesp. 68
Oikumene and Koinonia: on Ecumenism
A Gift from Islam: "A Common Word between Us and You" and the Lessons from Interfaith Dialogue Todayp. 79
The Body Lies Bleeding: Wounds of the Divided Churchp. 83
Reflections on Ecumenism in the Calvin Yearp. 90
The Ecumenical Stance of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): The Nature of the Unity We Seekp. 95
Christian Unity in the 21st Centuryp. 100
Unity: Gift and Demandp. 105
Political Advocacy as a Dimension of Ecumenismp. 110
The Ecumenical Significance of the World Communion of Reformed Churchesp. 115
For Such a Time as This: New Directions in Ecumenism and Mission
World Communion Sunday 2020p. 121
What's the Point?p. 124
Ecumenical Formation from a Layperson's Perspective: The Prodigal Presbyterianp. 127
You, Me, and Us: Young Adults and the Future of Christian Diversityp. 131
Whenever You Eat This Bread and Drink This Cup: Being a Communion of Churchesp. 137
A New Bond in a Higher Calling: Clifton Kirkpatrick and Christian Unityp. 145
A Future for the Reformed Movement Worldwide?p. 149
Biographical Outline of Clifton Kirkpatrickp. 163
The Accra Confession: Covenanting for Justice in the Economy and the Earthp. 166
Notesp. 173
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