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There’s some good stuff on ecumenical methodology in this report on discussion between the World Council of Churches and the Pentecostal churches which occurred over the past five years. The actual report is a PDF file that is very clearly … Continue reading
Haight, Roger. “Systematic Ecclesiology.” Science & Esprit 45:253-81. 1993. In this paper, Haight explains the collapse of the pre-Vatican II systematic ecclesiology by demonstrating its incompatibility with the principles of historicity and global consciousness embraced by the council. These principles … Continue reading
…and for Christians who live in a society with people who don’t agree with them. In The Problem of Religion in Inter-Religious Dialogue, Debra Dean Murphy writes: Loving my conversation partners—seeking their good, willing their happiness, bearing with them, desiring … Continue reading
In another example of “ecumenical dialogues that I never heard about”, the North American Catholic-Orthodox Consultation put out a document in October 2010 that explores some possible answers to this question. Steps Towards A Reunited Church: A Sketch Of An … Continue reading
In reading further in Congar Vol 1 on the development of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, I found myself becoming distressed at the focus on the Western understanding that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. … Continue reading
I visited a Lutheran church for worship this morning, and so I heard the RCL readings. The Roman Catholic lectionary, while close to the RCL this week, omits this section of Matthew 21: When he entered the temple, the chief … Continue reading
My goodness, what a long day and what a lot to take in and think about. Rather than a detailed report, here are a few images, phrases, or ideas that struck me while listening to each talk: Denominational, doctrinal, or … Continue reading