Searching for Christian Unity

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New City Press, 2007 - Religion - 366 pages
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A collection of talks by eminent ecumenists from many churches, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the promulgation of Unitatis redintegratio, the decree on ecumenism of the Second Vatican Council.
 

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Contents

II Relations and Theological Dialogue with Other Churches and Ecclesial Communities
129
III Towards the Future
145
Conclusion
154
The Situation in the Catholic Church
156
I The Advance of Ecumenical Awareness within the Catholic Church
158
II The Practice of Ecumenism
162
III Catholic Ecumenical Action at the Local Level
164
IV Some Thoughts on what you can do for the Future of Ecumenism
165

III Subsistit in Expression of an Historically Concrete Ecclesiology
24
IV Ecumenism Under the Banner of Communio Ecclesiology
28
V East and West Two Forms of the One Ecumenical Movement
31
VI Quanta es nobis via?
36
An Orthodox Reflection
37
I The Importance of the Decree for Ecumenism in General
38
II The Importance of the Decree for Roman Catholic Orthodox Relations
46
Conclusion
53
Unitatis redintegratio in a Protestant Perspective
55
I To Identify and Locate the Church
56
II Baptism and the Ecclesial Communities
58
III Faith and Order Efforts toward a Definition of Unity
61
IV Ecumenism in Time
64
V Ut unum sint
66
VI The Topography of Unity
69
VII A Universal Ministry of Unity?
73
VIII Unity in Via?
74
Forty Years after Unitatis redintegratio?
77
I Developments within the Ecumenical Movement
78
II Ascertaining the Origins of Ecumenism
85
III The Contentious Goal of Ecumenism
95
IV Ecumenical Restoration of Unity
100
The Action of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity from the Promulgation of Unitatis redintegratio Until Today
105
I Promotion of Ecumenism Within the Catholic Church
107
Conclusion
167
The Missionary and Ecumenical Task of the Church
168
I The Missionary Mandate
169
II The Future Ecumenical Perspectives of the Church
171
III Dialogue of Life Ideas Action and Experiences
172
IV Ecumenical Challenges
175
Conclusion
178
Concrete Steps in the Ecumenism of Life
180
A Spirituality of Unity Within Diversity
190
Unity in Diversity
204
Concluding Observations
211
Unitatis redintegratio Text of the Conciliar document
219
Catholic Principles on Ecumenism
220
The Practice of Ecumenism
227
Churches and Ecclesial Communities separated from the Roman Apostolic See
232
Notes
243
Preface
245
I The Search for Christian Unity
249
II The Organization in the Catholic Church of the Service of Christian Unity
263
III Ecumenical Formation in the Catholic Church
276
IV Communion in Life and Spiritual Activity among the Baptized
300
V Ecumenical Cooperation Dialogue and Common Witness
326
Notes
359
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