ecumenical movement

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a movement aimed to promote understanding and cooperation among Christian churches

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For me, this study is a veritable test of our faith and of the ecumenical movement which is concerned about the unity of the whole people of God, as a sign and sacrament of the unity of all the peoples of the world.
After an introductory chapter the book falls into two main sections, the first reviewing the commitment of the ecumenical movement to such issues as peace, justice, and the environment, while the second deals with major challenges such as relationships with Catholic and Orthodox churches and the "add on" approach to ecumenism within some denominations.
A recurring question to which Kinnamon returns is whether the ecumenical movement has become too political.
In 1989 the Baptist Union of Scotland (BUS), long active in the ecumenical movement, declined to join the newest expression of ecumenicity, the Action of Churches Together in Scotland (Acts).
Comprehensive discussions of the ecumenical movement are few and far between, and Thomas Fitzgerald has helped to fill an important niche.
Patristic theology was also the source of Florovsky's many later contributions to and criticisms of the Ecumenical Movement.
I hope that more Protestant Christians will subscribe to your magazine and that its presence will help the ecumenical movement.
Year 2010 marked the centennial anniversary of the ecumenical movement.
It is insulting and wrong and does unnecessary harm to the ecumenical movement.
then moves through long centuries of alienation, to the beginning of the ecumenical movement and the early stages of dialogue, to the current dialogue as set forth over the past four decades in important statements issued by the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission.
His enormous intellect and integrity were apparent throughout his extensive history in the ecumenical movement, the classroom and beyond.
It begins by discussing the World Council of Churches, the ecumenical movement, and the Korean context and Asian Christianity.
Closely related to this is his repeated question: "Is the ecumenical movement church?
If globalized Christianity is fractured Christianity--Granberg-Michaelson cites estimates that there are currently over 40,000 denominations--and if the North-South divide has become the preeminent boundary marker in world Christianity, then the ecumenical movement needs a new vision and focus.
Torgerson's study traces the 20th-century dance between architecture, the ecumenical movement, and liturgical renewal.
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