One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic

Ecumenical Reflections on the Church

Edited by: Tamara Grdzelidze

One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic stands in continuity with such ecumenical documents as Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry (BEM) in examining aspects of ecclesiology-the theological understanding of the church. The chapters consist of contributions by authors from many Christian traditions. Twenty-four theologians and church leaders provide multiple perspectives on the issues of the church's sacramentality, authority and ordained ministry. Drawing on more than seventy-five years of Faith and Order conversations, the book identifies areas of agreement and challenges posed for churches as they seek common ground. This volume traces the next steps in dialogue and provides a resource to aid reception of the results as Christian communities frame their own discussions of what it means to be the church.

270 pages

Publication Date: 6/1/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9782825414408