The Ecumenical Movement: An Anthology of Key Texts and Voices

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Michael Kinnamon, Brian E. Cope
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Dec 31, 1996 - Religion - 548 pages
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Included in this exhaustive collection of documents from the twentieth-century ecumenical movement are significant passages from the most widely influential texts produced by assemblies, conferences, and studies of the World Council of Churches and similar bodies, covering the three broad areas of historic concern within modern ecumenism: faith and order, life and work, and mission and evangelism. Designed as a resource for courses in ecumenism in theological seminaries and faculties of religion, the volume can also serve as a useful reference guide. In addition to selections from the WCC and other global Christian bodies, the collection includes texts from various regions of the world. From The Critics "This anthology is useful as a resource for teaching, whether upper-level college courses, seminaries, congregations, or workshops, and an excellent reference tool for those involved in ecumenical efforts. Likely to become a standard work, this text inspires readers with a vision that holds the search for unity and the pursuit of justice, explicit witness to Christ, and renewal of creation, in appropriate tension. A valuable reference tool for all engaged in common Christian witness and service. "A "must" for all theological libraries and a necessary tool for all who study or teach the ecumenical movement or simply wish to understand where the churches are today-and why!" - Religious Studies Review "This anthology is useful as a resource for teaching, whether upper-level college courses, seminaries, congregations, or workshops, and an excellent reference tool for those involved in ecumenical efforts. Likely to become a standard work, this text inspires readers with a vision that holds the search for unity and the pursuit of justice, explicit witness to Christ, and renewal of creation, in appropriate tension. A valuable reference tool for all engaged in common Christian witness and service." - Missiology
 

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Contents

Bola Ige Address to the World Conference on Church and Society Geneva 1966
298
World Conference on Church and Society Geneva 1966
299
WCC Conference on Faith Science and the Future MIT Boston 1979
303
Julio de Santa Ana ed Towards a Church of the Poor 1979
314
WCC World Consultation on Diakonia Larnaca 1986
315
WCC World Convocation on Justice Peace and the Integrity of Creation Seoul 1990
317
Mission and Evangelism Towards Common Witness throughout the Earth
325
The Problem of Cooperation between Foreign and Native Workers World Missionary Conference Edinburgh 1910
327

Decree on Ecumenism of the Second Vatican Council 1964
27
Paul VI on the Occasion of His Visit to WCC Headquarters 1969
34
A Dialogue Sermon with Martin Niemoller 1965
35
Fourth Assembly of the WCC Uppsala 1968
38
WCC Central Committee 1973
43
The Word of Life
47
Sixth Assembly of the WCC Vancouver 1983
52
Human Unity for the Glory of God 1985
61
Reconciliation 1992
65
Ecumenism in Search of a New Vision 1992
70
Ernst Lange The Test Case of Faith 1972
77
The Unity of the Church Towards a Common Definition
79
Lambeth Conference 1920
81
Georges Florovsky The Boundaries of the Church 1933
83
Second World Conference on Faith and Order Edinburgh 1937
85
Constitution of the Church of South India 1947
86
What is Covenating? Consultation on Church Union USA 1988
87
Third Assembly of the WCC New Delhi 1961
88
Orthodox Contribution to Section II Third Assembly of the WCC New Delhi 1961
92
The Holy Spirit and the Catholicity of the Church Fourth Assembly of the WCC Uppsala 1968
93
Ernst Kasemann and Raymond Brown Addresses to the Fourth World Conference on Faith and Order Montreal 1963
97
Moving towards a Typology of Churches 1970
99
A Latin American Attempt to Locate the Question of Unity
102
WCC Commission on Faith and Order 1974
107
What Unity Requires Fifth Assembly of the WCC Nairobi 1975
110
What Is a Local Church Truly United? 1976
114
Taking Steps Towards Unity Sixth Assembly of the WCC Vancouver 1983
121
Statement on The Unity We Seek Seventh Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation 1984
122
Gift and Calling Seventh Assembly of the WCC Canberra 1991
124
Mary Tanner Dorothy Lee Message Fifth World Conference on Faith and Order Santiago de Compostela 1993
126
Edmund Schlink Address to the Third World Conference on Faith and Order Lund 1952
127
Agreement on Issues that Divide the Church Towards Fuller Communion in Christ
129
Robert McAfee Brown Rules for Dialogue 1965
131
Report of Section V First World Conference on Faith and Order Lausanne 1927
132
Second World Conference on Faith and Order Edinburgh 1937
133
Oliver Tomkins Address to the Third World Conference on Faith and Order Lund 1952
135
Report of the Advisory Commission on the Main Theme Christ the Hope of the World Second Assembly of the WCC Evanston 1954
136
Scripture Tradition and Traditions Fourth World Conference on Faith and Order Montreal 1963
139
The Common Declaration of Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras 1965
145
Agreed Statements on Uniatism Joint International Commission for the Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox ...
146
Agreed Statement Third Unofficial Conversation between Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches 1970
147
Reformation Churches of Europe 1973
149
Porvoo Common Statement between Anglicans of Great Britain and Ireland and Lutherans of the Nordic and Baltic Lands 1992
154
AnglicanRoman Catholic International Commission 1976
157
Final Recommendations For the Conversion of the Churches Groupe des Dombes 1991
164
WCC Commission on Faith and Order Bangalore 1978
166
WCC Commission on Faith and Order 1979
172
WCC Commission on Faith and Order Lima 1982
176
The Continuing Call to Unity WCC Commission on Faith and Order 1989
200
Report of a Consultation on the Ordination of Women in Ecumenical Perspective Klingenthal 1979
202
Emilio Castro Report to the Seventh Assembly of the WCC Canberra 1991
204
William Lazareth a Lutheran theologian from the US was director of the WCCs Faith and Order secretariat at the time when BEM was sent to the chur...
209
Jurgen Moltmann Address to the Consultation Celebrating Fifty Years of Faith and Order Lausanne 1977
210
Issues that Divide both Church and World Towards a Renewed and Reconciled Community
211
Bossey Ecumenical Institute Conference 1951
212
WCC Central Committee 1973
216
WCC Central Committee 1969
218
Criteria for the Special Fund of the Programme to Combat Racism 1969
220
General Council of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches Ottawa 1982
221
Statement on the Ecumenical Decade Churches in Solidarity with Women 1989
224
Oikumene and AntiOikumene 1984
227
Seventh Assembly of the WCC Canberra 1991
231
Reflections of Orthodox Participants and Evangelical Perspectives from Canberra Seventh Assembly of the WCC Canberra 1991
237
The Church as Prophetic Sign 1985
238
Desmond Tutu Address to the Fifth World Conference on Faith and Order Santiago de Compostela 1993
241
Ecumenical Social Thought Towards Solidarity in Humanitys Struggles
263
Universal Christian Conference on Life and Work Stockholm 1925
265
The Obligations of Christians from the Meeting of the World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through the Churches Prague 1928
268
JH Oldham Middle Axioms from a Preparatory Volume for the Oxford Conference 1937
277
First Assembly of the WCC Amsterdam 1948
278
Social Questions the Responsible Society in a World Perspective Second Assembly of the WCC Evanston 1954
282
Third Assembly of the WCC New Delhi 1961
288
Economic Development in a World Perspective and Section II The Nature and Function of the State in a Revolutionary Age and Report of Working ...
290
Meeting of the International Missionary Council Tambaram 1938
330
The Call to Evangelism 1950
332
Meeting of the International Missionary Council Willingen 1952
339
DT Niles Address to the Assembly of the East Asia Christian Conference Kuala Lumpur 1959
342
Third Assembly of the WCC New Delhi 1961
343
Final Report on the Missionary Structure of the Congregation 1967
347
Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the WCC 1970
351
Culture and Identity and Section II Salvation and Social Justice Assembly of the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism Bangkok 1973
354
International Congress on World Evangelization Lausanne 1974
358
Call for Maratorium Report of the Third Assembly of All Africa Conference of Churches Lusaka 1974
364
The Liturgy after the Liturgy 1978
365
World Conference on Mission and Evangelism Melbourne 1980
368
WCC Commission on World Mission and Evangelism 1982
372
Evangelicals at the Sixth Assembly of the WCC Vancouver 1983
383
Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the WCC 1982
384
Conference on World Mission and Evangelism San Antonio 1989
388
Dialogue with People of Other Faiths Towards Better Understanding of Our Neighbours
393
Meeting of the International Missionary Council Jerusalem 1928
394
From The Christian Message in a NonChristian World 1938
395
Second Vatican Council 1965
398
Christianity in a Pluralistic World the Economy of the Holy Spirit
401
SJ Samartha Address to the WCC Central Committee 1971
406
WCC Subunit on Dialogue with People of Living Faiths and Ideologies 1979
407
Ground Rules for Interreligious Dialogue 1983
413
Dear Ranjith 1982
414
Theological Perspectives and Affirmations WCC Subunit on Dialogue with People of Living Faiths Consultation Baar 1990
417
Ecumenical Considerations on JewishChristian Dialogue WCC Consultation on the Church and the Jewish People 1982
420
Issues in ChristianMuslim Relations 1992
422
Marks of Ecumenical Community Towards a Fellowship of Sharing Learning and Participation
423
Considerations on the Need for a Theology of the Place of Women in the Church 1955
425
WCC Conference on the Community of Women and Men in the Church Sheffield 1981
430
Elisabeth BehrSigel Orthodox Traditions as a Resource for the Renewal of Women and Men in Community WCC Conference on the Community of ...
437
The Charismatic Church and the Theology of the Laity 1960
438
Consultation on Church Union USA 1976
441
Preparing the Council of Young People 1970
442
WCC World Consultation on Koinonia El Escorial 1987
443
Leslie Cooke Summary Report World Consultation on Interchurch Aid Swanwick 1966
446
Five Suggestions for Ecumenical Learning 1984
447
Paulo Freire Witness of Liberation WCC Office of Education 1970
449
Fifth International Consultation of United and Uniting Churches Potsdam 1987
454
The African Family as a Symbol of Ecumenism 1988
456
Councils of Churches Towards an Understanding of Their Nature and Purpose
461
The Land Principle from the Report of The Third World Conference on Faith and Order Lund 1952
462
WCC Central Committee Toronto 1950
463
Basis Functions and Purposes and Authority Constitution and Rules of the WCC 1975
469
Lesslie Newbigin Comments on the Toronto Statement 1951
470
World Consultation of Christian Councils 1971
471
Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity 1975
477
Consultation on Orthodox Involvement in the WCC Sofia 1981
482
Report of an InterOrthodox Consultation on The Ecumenical Nature of Orthodox Witness New Valamo 1977
485
Second Consultation of National Councils of Churches 1986
486
Huibert van Beek Address to the Third International Consultation of National Councils of Churches 1993
493
Willem Visser t Hooft Address to the WCC Central Committee 1963
495
Prayer and Worship Towards Conversion of the Heart
497
Prayer and Christian Unity 1944
498
Prayers from Venite Adoremus II 1938
504
Keep Yourself in Gods Presence so that Unity May Come 1962
505
Prayers for Unity from Many Countries Sixth Assembly of the WCC Vancouver 1983
507
Worship and the Oneness of Christs Church Fourth World Conference on Faith and Order Montreal 1963
508
Public Worship Report of the PentecostalRoman Catholic International Dialogue 1976
510
A Growing Fellowship of Mutual Intercession 1980
511
Joan Brown Campbell Prayer for an Ecumenical Organization 1993
516
WCC Commission on Faith and Order Lima 1982
517
Fifth World Conference on Faith and Order Santiago de Compostela 1993
520
Paul Crow Ecumenism Spirituality and the Dark Night of the Soul 1992
522
Encyclical on Commitment to Ecumenism 1995
523
The New Ecumenical Prayer Cycle 1989
524
Chronological Listing of Documents
526
Selected Bibliography of Books in English
536
Index of Scripture References
540
Index of Subjects
545
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Michael Kinnamon is the ninth General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA. From 2000-2007 he was the Allen and Dottie Miller Professor of Mission and Peace at Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.

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