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Hearing Many Voices

Dialogue and Diversity in the Ecumenical Movement

Hearing Many Voices

Dialogue and Diversity in the Ecumenical Movement

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Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819192622
Number of Pages: 218
Published: 09/02/1994
Width: 13.4 cm
Height: 21.4 cm
The ecumenical movement is by definition a complex, multifaceted project that encompasses a diverse agenda and resists any singular definition. By examining the various aspects of ecumenical history, this book charts the search for diversity and dialogue in world Christianity. Contents: A DIALOGICAL AFFAIR. Ecumenical Unity, Ecumenical Diversity; Understanding Dialogue; The Multiplicity of Meaning; Focus on the WCC. COMMUNITY AND DIVERSITY IN FAITH AND ORDER. Intending to Stay Together; Faith and Order, and the Quest for Visible Unity; The Solidarity of 'Reconciled Diversity;' ECUMENICAL PRAXIS IN A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. The Search for Ecumenical Coherence; The Search for Coherence through Reconstruction of Christendom; Toward a Praxis of Solidarity; RENEWING MISSION. Missions and Ecumenics; Missions, Christendom, and the Non-European Other; Defining the Boundaries of Christendom; Re-Marking the Boundaries of Christian Mission; CONTINUING THE DIALOGUE. Multiple Trajectories within the World Council; Multiple Trajectories beyond the World Council; Ecumenical Memories and the Ecumenical Future.

Dale T. Irvin

Dale T. Irvin is Professor of Theology at New York Theological Seminary.

...specifically focused and consistently written...a richly documented and carefully researched history and analysis of the W.C.C. from a deconstructionist Protestant perspective. -- Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, New York Journal of Ecumenical Studies [Irvin has] clearly put an enormous amount of time and spiritual energy into the research that allows [him] to give a rich and detailed picture of several of the major trajectories of the ecumenical conversation that has occupied and indeed fascinatedso many leading Christians this past century...I have been delighted to see how acutely [he has] spotted key themes, while also intrigued...by the judgements [he] make[s] on them. -- Martin Conway, lay member of the Church of England, President of the Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham, England, THE ECUMENICAL REVIEW Journal of Ecumenical Studies As the World Council of Churches moves towards its 50th anniversary, appraisals of where it and other streams of the ecumenical movement have been and might go will appear. Irvin's is outstanding, not least because it works creatively with the criticalissue of diversity and unity. And it does so both as a lens for reading history and a stance for living together now on a very crowded and fragile planet. -- Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, New York As the World Council of Churches moves towards its 50th anniversary, appraisals of where it and other streams of the ecumenical movement have been and might go will appear. Irvin's is outstanding, not least because it works creatively with the critical issue of diversity and unity. And it does so both as a lens for reading history and a stance for living together now on a very crowded and fragile planet. -- Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, New York ...specifically focused and consistently written...a richly documented and carefully researched history and analysis of the W.C.C. from a deconstructionist Protestant perspective. -- Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, New York Journal of Ecumenical Studies [Irvin has] clearly put an enormous amount of time and spiritual energy into the research that allows [him] to give a rich and detailed picture of several of the major trajectories of the ecumenical conversation that has occupied and indeed fascinated so many leading Christians this past century...I have been delighted to see how acutely [he has] spotted key themes, while also intrigued...by the judgements [he] make[s] on them. -- Martin Conway, lay member of the Church of England, President of the Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham, England, THE ECUMENICAL REVIEW Journal of Ecumenical Studies

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