Agreeable Agreement: An Examination of the Quest for Consensus in Ecumenical Dialogue

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A&C Black, Oct 20, 2011 - Religion - 272 pages
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In recent bilateral ecumenical dialogue the aim of the dialogue has been to reach some form of doctrinal consensus. The three major chapters of the book discuss the variety of forms of doctrinal consensus found in ecumenical dialogues among Anglicans, Lutherans and Roman Catholics. In general, the dialogue documents argue for agreement/consensus based on commonality or compatibility.

Each of the three dialogue processes has specific characteristics and formulates its argument in a unique way. The Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue has a particular interest in hermeneutical questions and proposes various forms of "differentiated" or perspectival forms of consensus. The Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue emphasises the correctness of interpretations. The documents consciously look towards a "common future", not the separated past.
 

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Contents

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INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE
SELECTED EXAMPLES
CONSENSUS WITH DIFFERENCE
ANGLICANROMAN CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL
INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE
EPISCOPALLUTHERAN DIALOGUE IN THE UNITED STATES
SELECTED EXAMPLES
CONSENSUS IN BILATERAL DIALOGUES
THE CONTINUING DEBATE
CONCLUSION
Bibliography
Index
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Minna Hietamäki received her PhD from the University of Helsinki, Finland, where she currently teaches.

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