The Fragmentation of the Church and Its Unity in Peacemaking

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Jeffrey Gros, John D. Rempel
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2001 - Religion - 230 pages
The Gospel Places Peacemaking at the center of Christian identity. Over the centuries, however, churches have divided over the role and place of the peacemaking imperative in their lives and teachings. This volume offers deep ecumenical discussion of the relationship of the church to its peacemaking mission from the standpoints of history and the contemporary context. Contributors representing ten major faith traditions -- Lois Y. Barrett, Alexander Brunett, Murray W. Dempster, Donald F. Durnbaugh, John H. Erickson, Eric W. Gritsch, Jeffrey Gros, Paul Meyendorff, Lauree Hersch Meyer, Thomas H. Olbricht, Thomas D. Paxson Jr., James F. Puglisi, John D. Rempel, Alan P. F. Sell, and Glen H. Stassen -- address this crucial topic from the perspective of their own churches and explore paths that could lead to the reconciliation of existing differences.

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A Lutheran Perspective
The Unity of the Church and the Christian
An Orthodox Peace Witness?
Catholic Commitments to Peace Unity and Dialogue
The Peace Testimony of the Religious Society of Friends
Some Reformed Approaches to the Peace Question
The Case of the Assemblies of God
The Fragmentation of the Church and Its Unity
Baptists as Peacemakers
The Peace Heritage of the Churches of Christ
The Fragmentation of the Church and Its Unity
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Jeffrey Gros, FSC, is distinguished professor of ecumenismand historical theology at Memphis Theological Seminary andacademic dean of the Institute for Catholic EcumenicalLeadership.

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