The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Erwin Fahlbusch, Geoffrey William Bromiley
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2001 - Religion - 787 pages
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"The Encyclopedia of Christianity is the first of a five-volume English translation of the third revised edition of Evangelisches Kirchenlexikon. Its German articles have been tailored to suit an English readership, and articles of special interest to English readers have been added. The encyclopedia describes Christianity through its 2000-year history within a global context, taking into account other religions and philosophies. A special feature is the statistical information dispersed throughout the articles on the continents and over 170 countries. Social and cultural coverage is given to such issues as racism, genocide, and armaments, while historical content shows the development of biblical and apostolic traditions. This comprehensive work, while scholarly, is intended for a wide audience and will set the standard for reference works on Christianity."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
  

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Page 52 - The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of Churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and therefore seek to fulfill together their common calling to the glory of the one God. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Page 45 - international " necessarily accepts the division of mankind into separate nations as a natural if not a final state of affairs. The term " ecumenical " refers to the expression within history of the given unity of the church. The one starts from the fact of division and the other from the fact of unity in Christ.

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Erwin Fahlbusch (d. 2007) was professor of theology at the University of Frankfurt.

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