Can a Renewal Movement Be Renewed

Author: Michael Kinnamon
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467440493
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There is no doubt that ecumenism occupies a prominent place in the history of the church in the twentieth century: countless churches have been renewed through encounter with Christian sisters and brothers in other confessions and cultures. But it is not clear that this ecumenical impulse will continue to figure prominently in the church’s story. In this book Michael Kinnamon argues that the ecumenical movement, which has given such energy and direction to the church, needs to be reconceived in a way that provides renewing power for the church in this era — and he shows how this might happen. He names the problems with ecumenism, identifies strengths and accomplishments upon which the church now can build, and suggests practical, concrete steps we can take in the direction of revitalization, especially at the local level.

World Christianity as Public Religion

Author: Raimundo Barreto
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1506433723
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This volume stresses world Christianity as a form of public religion, identifying areas for intercultural engagement. Divided into five sections, each formed by two chapters, this volume covers themes such as the reimagination of theology, doctrine, and ecumenical dialogue in the context of world Christianity; Global South perspectives on pluralism and intercultural communication; how epistemological shifts promoted by liberation theology and its dialogue with cultural critical studies have impacted discourses on religion, ethics, and politics; conversations on gender and church from Brazilian and German perspectives; and intercultural proposals for a migratory epistemology that recenters the experience of migration as a primary location for meaning.

Unity as Prophetic Witness

Author: Michael Kinnamon
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1506430198
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Visser 't Hooft and the Shaping of Ecumenical Theology Visser 't Hooft is, perhaps, the most distinguished figure in the modern ecumenical movement, emerging in the postwar decades as a pivotal figure. Under his leadership, the World Council of Churches was officially constituted in 1948 by 147 Protestant and Orthodox Catholic denominations, and the organization grew to include nearly 300 denominations in the following decades. Visser 't Hooft played a major role in the inclusion of churches from communist countries in the World Council, and he also sought to enlarge the role played by African, Asian, and Orthodox churches in the organization. He served as editor of the Ecumenical Review from 1948 to 1966. He was also the author of numerous books on the ecumenical movement and the nature and functions of the church.

Pope Francis Evangelii Gaudium and the Renewal of the Church

Author: Duncan Dormor
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1587687372
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Focuses exclusively on Evangelii Gaudium as interpreted from a variety of interdisciplinary and denominational perspectives, with a sharper focus on the ecclesiological as well as the ecumenical potentialities for the reform and renewal of the church contained within this reorientation and reappreciation of the church’s primary mission to evangelization in the modern world.

Karl Barth Catholic Renewal and Vatican II

Author: Benjamin Dahlke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567125505
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From the 1920s on, Karl Barth's thought was received with great interest not only by Protestants but also by Catholic theologians, who analyzed it in detail. This study outlines how and why this happened, especially in the period leading up to Vatican II. Dahlke shows how preoccupation with Barth's Epistle to the Romans and Church Dogmatics triggered a theological renewal among Catholic theologians. In addition to Hans Urs von Balthasar's critical appropriation of Barth's thought, the controversy surrounding the issue of analogia entis with Erich Przywara is also dealt with.

Der lebendige Gott und die F lle des Lebens

Author: Jürgen Moltmann
Publisher: Gütersloher Verlagshaus
ISBN: 3641141419
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Ein Leben, das Gott gefunden hat, ist erfülltes Leben Modernes Leben ohne Gott ist reduziertes Leben. Jürgen Moltmann zeigt, welche Verheißung darin wohnt, sich dem lebendigen Gott anzuvertrauen. Sein Ausgangspunkt ist die biblische Erfahrung der unbedingten Nähe, der zuvorkommenden Liebe und der unerschöpflichen Lebendigkeit Gottes. Gott ist nicht unbeweglich, leidensunfähig und den Menschen fern. Was es heißt, in dieser Nähe, Liebe und Lebendigkeit Gottes zu leben, darum geht es im Zweiten Teil. In der Freiheit und Freundschaft Gottes erwachsen die Liebe zum Leben, Wachheit der Sinne und Mut zum Denken und Handeln. Darin wird menschliches Leben wahrhaftig und wirklich gelebt. Jürgen Moltmann hat ein kluges, zu-gleich weises und sehr persönliches Buch geschrieben. Es versammelt Erfahrungen aus einem langen Leben und Einsichten in die Begrenzungen und Möglichkeiten unseres Daseins. Was es bewirkt, mit Gott zu leben Eine theologische Ermutigung zum diesseitigen Leben