Interchurch and Interfaith Relations: Seventh-day Adventist Statements and Documents

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Peter Lang, 2010 - Religion - 185 pages
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This book contains the first comprehensive collection of Seventh-day Adventist texts and statements on interchurch and interfaith relations. With more than 16 million baptized members and about 30 million adherents in total today, this church is a significant global Christian movement. However, Adventist interchurch relations have been characterized by some degree of ambivalence; therefore this collection is an attempt to document a phenomenon found in other less ecumenically inclined denominations as well. At the same time, the texts in this book can serve to enlighten the thinking in churches that lack enthusiasm for the Ecumenical Movement but still do attempt to cooperate with other Christians and even non-Christians in ways that are compatible with their specific convictions.
 

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Contents

Interchurch Relations Resolutions Statements and Other Texts
13
General Conference Resolutions on Relations with Seventh Day Baptists 18671879
14
General Conference Resolution 1870
19
Uriah Smiths Statement of Beliefs 1872
20
Ellen White Writings 18581912
21
Comity Declaration Asiatic Division 1917
31
Statement on Comity India Union Mission 1917
33
Our Relationship to Other Societies Far Eastern Division 1919
34
Relationships with Other Christian Churches and Religious Organizations 1988
75
How Do Adventists View Their Relationship to Other Churches? 1988
77
Seventhday Adventists and the Efforts towards Unity among Christians 1991
82
Our Mission and Other Christians 1996
85
How Seventhday Adventists View Roman Catholicism 1997
87
Statement on Religious Liberty Evangelism and Proselytism 2000
89
Centrality of Christian Community to World Mission 2001
91
Responses to Charta Oecumenica 2003
93

Agreement between Adventists and Lutherans South Pare 1927
36
Fundamental Beliefs 1931
37
Reply of Seventhday Adventists to the Encyclical Ij4xVeritatis 1932
39
Questions on Doctrine 1957
44
Fundamental Beliefs 1980
48
Council on Interchurch Relations 1980
50
The Adventist Response to Baptism Eucharist and Ministry 1985
52
Seventhday Adventists and the Ecumenical Movement 1985
66
Interchurch Relations Dialogue Documents
99
The World Council of Churches SeventhDay Adventist
101
Report of
126
Joint Statement of Adventists and Catholics in Poland 2000
144
Joint Statement of the World Evangelical Alliance
157
A Statement of the Relationship between Adventism
171
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About the author (2010)

Stefan Hoschele, Ph.D., is lecturer of systematic theology and mission studies at Friedensau Adventist University (Theologische Hochschule Friedensau), Germany, since 2003, and taught theology at Tanzania Adventist College (now University of Arusha) from 1997 to 2003.

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