Agreeable Agreement: An Examination of the Quest for Consensus in Ecumenical Dialogue
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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A-RC Anglican Anglican–Lutheran apostolic succession approach ARCIC argument basic consensus biblical bishop centre challenges Christ Christian Church as Koinonia common understanding Communio sanctorum compatibility complementarity concept confessional consensus with difference context convergence Dalferth described differentiated consensus discussion distinction diversity doctrine of justification document ecclesial ecclesiological ecumenical consensus ecumenical dialogues ecumenical theology emphasizes episcopacy epistemic Eucharist example existence full communion function fundamental Gift of Authority goal God’s gospel Harding Meyer hermeneutical hierarchy of truths historic episcopate Ibid identity implies interpretation Joint Declaration Justification by Faith Kirchentrennend L-RC Lambeth Lambeth Conference Lehrverurteilungen Leuenberg Agreement Lindbeck Lutheran and Roman Lutheran World Federation Lutheran–Roman Catholic dialogue Malta Report means Meissen Common Statement method methodological ministry of oversight Ökumenische particular perceived plurality Porvoo Common Statement postmodern Pullach questions referential refers relation relationship Roman Catholic sacraments salvation Schwöbel shared structures teaching theological theological traditions Tjørhom Unitatis redintegratio viewpoints visible unity