Can A Renewal Movement Be Renewed

Author: Michael Kinnamon
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467440493
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There is no doubt that ecumenism occupies a prominent place in the history of the church in the twentieth century: countless churches have been renewed through encounter with Christian sisters and brothers in other confessions and cultures. But it is not clear that this ecumenical impulse will continue to figure prominently in the church’s story. In this book Michael Kinnamon argues that the ecumenical movement, which has given such energy and direction to the church, needs to be reconceived in a way that provides renewing power for the church in this era — and he shows how this might happen. He names the problems with ecumenism, identifies strengths and accomplishments upon which the church now can build, and suggests practical, concrete steps we can take in the direction of revitalization, especially at the local level.

World Christianity As Public Religion

Author: Raimundo Barreto
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1506433723
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This volume stresses world Christianity as a form of public religion, identifying areas for intercultural engagement. Divided into five sections, each formed by two chapters, this volume covers themes such as the reimagination of theology, doctrine, and ecumenical dialogue in the context of world Christianity; Global South perspectives on pluralism and intercultural communication; how epistemological shifts promoted by liberation theology and its dialogue with cultural critical studies have impacted discourses on religion, ethics, and politics; conversations on gender and church from Brazilian and German perspectives; and intercultural proposals for a migratory epistemology that recenters the experience of migration as a primary location for meaning.

Ecumenism In Retreat

Author: Martin Camroux
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498234003
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In his enthronement sermon as archbishop of Canterbury in 1942 William Temple famously declared the ecumenical movement to be "the great new fact of our era." In this book Martin Camroux tries to face honestly how hope met reality. By the end of the century the enthusiasm had largely dissipated, the organizations that represented it were in decline, and organic unity looked further away than ever. One significant ecumenical merger took place in Britain--the creation in 1972 of the United Reformed Church, which saw its formation as a catalyst for ecumenical renewal. Its hopes, however, were largely illusory. With the failure of its ecumenical hope the church had little idea of its purpose, found great difficulty establishing an identity, and faced a catastrophic implosion in membership. This first serious study of the United Reformed Church also includes groundbreaking analysis of the unity process, the mixed fortunes of Local Ecumenical Projects and how the national ecumenical organizations withered. All of this is put in the wider context of religion in British society including secularization, individualism, and post-denominationalism. What failed was not ecumenism but a particular model of it and the book ends with a commitment to a renewed ecumenical hope.

Christian Unity

Author: Thomas CSP. Ryan
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1587685493
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The Vision Of The Ecumenical Movement

Author: Michael K Kinnamon
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 9780827240063
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Michael Kinnamon offers a trenchant analysis and caring critique of the ecumenical movement. Up-to-date and well-informed, the fruit of long experience and driven by a deep concern for unity, this book challenges the churches to recover their authentic ecumenical vision. It is essential reading for anyone concerned for the ecumenical movement--and for the church itself--today.

Ecumenical Visions For The 21st Century

Author: Dietrich Werner
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ISBN: 9782825415986
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Book & CD-ROM. In an era when life itself is imperilled, Christians around the world are challenged to authentic witness to the God of life and to justice and peace. Ecumenical Visions, prepared as a core resource for theological reflection, equips Christians to discern and develop relevant and responsible insights in many arenas of Christian engagement. This anthology: Presents 44 key documents from the last two decades of ecumenical work, most in full texts; Illumines the changing face and features of world Christianity; Offers a particular focus on Asian Christianity and Christianity in Korea; Highlights important ecumenical convergences in Christian unity, mission, advocacy and service; Presents the latest and best ecumenical thinking about Christian engagement in issues of justice and peace, poverty, economy, education, gender, climate change, migration, HIV and AIDS, and inter-religious encounter; Includes a full bibliography and CD-ROM with 20 supplemental readings.

The Ecumenical Movement

Author: Michael Kinnamon
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802842631
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Included in this collection of documents from the twentieth-century ecumenical movement are passages from texts produced by assemblies, conferences, and studies of the World Council of Churches and similar bodies, covering three areas of historical concern within modern ecumenism: faith and order, life and work, and mission and evangelism.

I Come From A Pancasila Family

Author: Suhadi
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643904657
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This book examines social identity transformations through interreligious relations in post-Reformasi Indonesia. It answers two questions: how do Muslims and Christians identify and position themselves and others; and what are the socio-cognitive effects of their identification and positioning? The objectives are, first, to gain insight into the relation between religious discourse and (the lack of) social cohesion, and, second, to contribute to a theory and method of studying interreligious relations. The study is based on 24 focus group discussions in Surakarta (Central Java), making a critical discourse analysis of them. The book concludes that the interviewees use various classifications to identify and position themselves and others, although these are not fixed but fluid, depending on specific situations and interests. The book advocates for a shift from the 'social identity' theory to a 'multiple identity' theory for studying religion and interreligious relations. (Series: Interreligious Studies - Vol. 6)

Ecumenical Dynamic

Author: Keith Clements
Publisher: World Council of Churches
ISBN: 9782825415962
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This book probes the meaning and history of the open-hearted Christian commitment we call ecumenism. Ranging across a century of active Christian engagement, historical theologian Keith Clements finds in the ecumenical movement a radical openness that has served to enliven, sustain, and renew Christianity through tumultuous times. Indeed, in the itch to encounter and learn from others very different from ourselves, to "live in more than one place at once," Clements identifies a core element in ecumenical Christian spirituality that is perhaps more relevant today than ever before.

Ecumenism Means You Too

Author: Steven R. Harmon
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621892778
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By all accounts, the modern ecumenical movement is not moving much these days. Despite dramatic breakthroughs in the past few decades, the quest for a visibly united church--in which there is common confession of the apostolic faith, full Eucharistic communion, and mutual recognition of members and ministers--now meets with indifference by many, impatience by some, and outright hostility by others. In part, this is because the movement has not given enough attention to grassroots ecumenical engagement. This book is written to convince ordinary Christians, especially young Christian adults, that they too have a stake in the future of the ecumenical movement as its most indispensable participants. Ecumenism Means You, Too draws on the music of Irish rock band U2 to cast artistic light on various aspects of the quest for Christian unity. Whether one is a U2 fan or not, and whether one thinks the ecumenical movement is a good thing or a bad thing for the church, everyone who reads this book will learn something about the Christian theological framework apart from which neither the modern ecumenical movement nor the meaning of U2's music can be understood. The book includes an annotated bibliography of resources for ecumenical engagement and a glossary of key ecumenical terms for readers who want to learn more about the Christian practice of seeking the unity of the church.