Ecumenical Dynamic

Living in More than One Place at Once

By Keith Clements

There is need...to restore the word 'ecumenical' to proper and positive use....The story, past and to the present, needs to be told.... -- from the Preface *** Ecumenical Dynamic probes the meaning and history of the open-hearted Christian commitment we call ecumenism. Ranging across a century of active Christian engagement, historical theologian Keith Clements finds in the ecumenical movement a radical openness that has served to enliven, sustain, and renew Christianity through tumultuous times. Indeed, in the itch to encounter and learn from others very different from ourselves, to "live in more than one place at once," Clements identifies a core element in ecumenical Christian spirituality that is perhaps more relevant today than ever before. *** "Deeply insightful and filled with fascinating and perceptive glimpses into the persons, movements, and achievements of recent Christianity, Ecumenical Dynamic is also a cry for Christian commitment that looks beyond the merely individualistic, therapeutic, and narrow temptations in contemporary Christianity to a new and engaged future." - Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary, World Council of Churches~


240 pages

Publication Date: 5/1/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9782825415962