Growth in Agreement IV (second volume)

International Dialogue Texts and Agreed Statements, 2005-2013

Edited by: John Gibaut, Thomas F. Best, Lorelei F. Fuchs, Jeffrey Gros, Despina Prassas

The textual fruits of ecumenical dialogue over the last decade are presented here in complete documents. The vast yield included here incorporates bilateral and multilateral dialogues of the churches across the Christian confessions-Orthodox, Catholic, and Reformation traditions-and evinces not only agreements and disagreements, but also the new insights that dialogue itself reveals. Also included are the key documents from the Faith and Order Commission during these years, especially the ecclesiological documents that yielded The Church: Towards a Common Vision, the 2013 convergence statement now being responded to by the churches. The 37 documents gathered here reflect new dialogue partners and a wider circle of churches committed to further dialogue on questions of personal and social ethics, and use of the koinonia concept, and new insights into the dialogical process itself, including reception. Educators, preachers and church leaders will find this a rich resource for promoting this work of the Holy Spirit through their ministry. [Subject: Religious Studies]

Publication Date: 1/1/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9782825416730