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  • Baptists Catholics And The Whole Church

    $24.95

    Within the whole church, Baptists and Catholics might seem to be ecclesiological and liturgical polar opposites. The two traditions are arguably more dissimilar from one another than each is from almost any other Christian tradition. Yet as veteran Baptist ecumenist Steven R. Harmon demonstrates in this book, they share much in common that can enable them to travel together as fellow pilgrims on the journey toward a more visibly united church. Baptists, Catholics, and the Whole Church: Reflections on the Pilgrimage to Unity challenges Baptists, Catholics, and other Christians to envision their own patterns of faith and practice as included in the convergences it presents and to dedicate themselves to deeper involvement in the quest for the unity Jesus prayed his followers would manifest.

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  • Learning Interreligiously : In The Text In The World

    $19.00

    Learning Interreligiously offers a series of about one hundred short pieces, written online between 2008 and 2016. They are meant for a wide range of readers interested in interreligious dialogue, interreligious learning, and the realities of Hindu-Christian encounter today, and are rich in insights drawn from teaching, travels in America and India, and the author’s research on sacred texts. The author, a Catholic priest who has spent more than forty years learning from Hinduism and observing religion as a plus and minus in today’s world, has much to share with readers. Some pieces were prompted by items in the news, some go deeper into traditions and probe the rich Scriptures and practices going back millennia, some seek simply to provoke fresh thinking, and others invite spiritual reflection. The book is divided into several parts so that readers can focus on individual events that made the news or on longer term and more concerted study. Familiar texts such as the ‘Yoga Sutras’, the ‘Bhagavad Gita’, the ‘Qur’an’, and key passages from the New Testament will be considered for their spiritual possibilities. Readers will find much here to learn from and respond to as they too consider religion in today’s world.

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  • Side By Side

    $16.99

    In just a few decades, the United States has changed from a largely Christian nation to the most religiously diverse country in the world. In this new book, retired professor and pastor Dick Olson reflects on living faithfully as a Christian in this new interreligious world. Reading the Gospels in this changing context, the author finds fresh insight and guidance to live out our faith with respect, love, and regard for those who follow a different religious path. In a conversational style, Olson shares a personal journey of encounters, experiences, and readings, inviting the reader to join him in a venture of discovery to reflect, explore, and meditate. Focuses on relations among Christians, Jews, and Muslims and with the “spiritual but not religious,” as well as on how to navigate conflicts between Christian traditions.

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  • Paulos Mar Gregorios

    $79.00

    Paulos Mar Greogorios: A Reader is a compilation of the selected writings of Paulos Mar Gregorios, a metropolitan of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India and a former President of the World Council of Churches. The book deals with his thought in the areas of ecumenism, orthodox theology, philosophy, interfaith dialogue, and philosophy of science. The book will be of special value to the students of ecumenism, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, Indian philosophy, interdisciplinary studies, and holistic education.

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  • Disaster Spiritual Care 2nd Edition

    $49.99

    An updated and expanded edition of the first comprehensive resource for pastoral care in the face of disaster–a vital resource for clergy, seminarians, pastoral counselors and caregivers of all faith traditions.

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  • Deep Calls To Deep

    $68.99

    Breaking new ground in Christian – Jewish dialogue Deep Calls to Deep uses a new paradigm, one which is marked by “experiential theology” a theology that addresses and emerges out of day to day lived experience of practising Christians and Jews.
    Well-respected Christian and Jewish scholars, including David Ford, Alan Race and Alexandra Wright engage in conversation across a range of topics, including Modern Western culture; how Christians and Jews should live in a modern Western democracy; how Christians and Jews cope with their past; the legacy of our shared Scriptures; the question of religious absolutism; the meaning of respect; Christian particularism; and the land of Israel.

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  • World As Sacrament

    $24.95

    Not a few figures-writers, poets, activists, teachers-have focused on the presence of the Holy One in the ordinary, on the many possibilities of worldly spirituality. In this book, pastor, teacher, and theologian Michael Plekon introduces us to several persons of faith from both the Western and Eastern Church traditions to illumine God’s presence in everyday living: the world as sacrament. In this discovery of liturgy and life entwined, Plekon shows how these lives, and our own lives, are texts about looking for and following God in everyday existence.

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  • Encountering Islam : Christian Islam Relations In The Public Square

    $44.99

    What do Christian Churches say Islam is? What does the Church of England say Islam is? And, in the end, what space is there for genuine engagement with Islam? Richard Sudworth’s unique study takes as its cue the question of political theology and brings this burgeoning area of debate into dialogue with Christian-Muslim relations and Anglican ecclesiology. The vexed subject of Christian-Muslim Relations provides the presenting arena to explore what political theologies enable the Church of England to engage with the diverse public square of the twenty-first century.

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  • Open Door : The Anglican Centre In Rome 2003-2016

    $14.49

    Seeking to promote Christian unity in a divided world, The Anglican Centre in Rome provides a permanent Anglican Communion presence in Rome. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary year of the centre, and offering an update to Frank Bliss’s volume ‘Anglicans in Rome’, ‘An Open Door’ tells the story of the past 10 years of the centre and looks to its future. The book includes an appendix with the significant milestones of the last ten years and a brief historical record of the centre’s 50 years. Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Koch provide their own reflections in the introduction.

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  • State Of Missiology Today

    $38.00

    The 2015 Missiology Lectures at Fuller Theological Seminary marked the fiftieth anniversary of the School of Intercultural Studies (formerly School of World Mission). The papers from that conference present a “state of the art” in the field of missiology, drawing on the past and looking ahead to a diverse, global future.

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  • Apostolicity : The Ecumenical Question In World Christian Perspective

    $40.00

    Abbreviations
    1. The Problem Of Apostolicity
    2. Apostolicity Under The Horizon Of Schism
    3. Culture As The Nature Of Apostolic Continuity
    4. Apostolicity And Colonization: A Relationship?
    5. Subordinating Apostolicity To The Apostolate
    6. Historical Continuity In The Perspective Of World Christianity
    7. Jesus Christ, The One Ground Of The Apostle
    8. Apostolicity: The Livingness Of The Living Word
    Bibliography
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    What constitutes the unity of the church over time and across cultures? Can our account of the church’s apostolic faith embrace the cultural diversity of world Christianity? The ecumenical movement that began in the twentieth century posed the problem of the church’s apostolicity in profound new ways. In the attempt to find unity in the midst of the Protestant-Catholic schism, participants in this movement defined the church as a distinct culture-complete with its own structures, rituals, architecture and music. Apostolicity became a matter of cultivating the church’s own (Western) culture. At the same time it became disconnected from mission, and more importantly, from the diverse reality of world Christianity. In this pioneering study, John Flett assesses the state of the conversation about the apostolic nature of the church. He contends that the pursuit of ecumenical unity has come at the expense of dealing responsibly with crosscultural difference. By looking out to the church beyond the West and back to the New Testament, Flett presents a bold account of an apostolicity that embraces plurality.

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  • Engaging Others Knowing Ourselves

    $12.00

    Freed in Christ to engage our neighbors in a multi-religious world, Christians live and work in an increasingly multi-ethnic and multi-religious context. How does this affect their calling to serve their neighbors and their community? What resources does the Lutheran Christian tradition offer? Woven into this book are more than fifty stories of ELCA inter-religious engagement. These examples from local ministry settings are supplemented by practical tips, theological reflection, and historical analysis. The result is a guide for study, discussion, and action as a contribution toward the 500th observance of the Reformation in 2017 and beyond.

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  • Thinking About Religious Pluralism

    $14.00

    We live an era of globalization, and the world’s religious traditions are deeply impacted. Throughout the world, an increased awareness about and access to the world’s religions, whether through modern media, human encounter, or education, raises new questions. How should we think about different traditions? What do they mean? How should Christians respond?

    This book is about how to interpret the fact of many religions, concentrating on what we call the ‘”world religions’,” for this has been the focus of most of the theological debate over the past fifty years or so. It aims to equip Christian thinkers with a positive, affirming understanding of religious diversity, and to help Christians articulate the meaning of this diversity in the real world.

    The result for the reader is comfort, curiosity, and engagement in future meetings with members of other traditions, along with lowered anxiety and deepened understanding of the marvelous diversity of human religious expression in our world.

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  • No Turning Back

    $29.95

    Jesus’ prayer on behalf of his of followers is “that all may be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us” (John 17:21). No Turning Back illustrates significant developments in ecumenism during the thirty-plus years of ecumenical theologian Margaret O’Gara’s own engagement in ecumenical dialogue.

    This collection of selected papers from the final fifteen years of O’Gara’s work before her untimely death in 2012 aims

    *to illustrate the broad lines of ecumenism for general readers
    *to share concrete details of recent ecumenical developments with specialist readers
    *to encourage both groups of readers in their commitment to the pursuit of full communion among the Christian churches

    An invaluable resource for academic and ecclesial specialists in ecumenism, teachers and students of theology and religious studies, Christian ministers, and all educated Christian adults who take seriously Jesus’ prayer “that all may be one.”

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  • Faith And Feminism

    $40.00

    Faith and Feminism brings together leading voices in biblical studies, inter-religious encounters, theology and ethics. Originally delivered as part of the Phyllis Trible Lecture Series at Wake Forest University School of Divinity (2003-2013), these essays demonstrate the breadth of feminist interpretation on compelling topics: interpretation of sacred texts; Judeo-Christian and Islamic perspectives; gender and sexuality; race and cultural identity; and ecology and religion. An international group of writers, both established scholars and new voices, contribute. Readers can explore the impact of feminisms on faiths and faiths on feminisms.

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  • Can A Renewal Movement Be Renewed

    $25.50

    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.

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  • Peculiar Faith : Queer Theology For Christian Witness

    $24.95

    Designed for both church and academic audiences

    * Ecumenical appeal

    Residing at the intersection of constructive theology and critical social theory, this book
    provides a resource for both students and clergy to reinterpret Christian theology and
    re-imagine Christian faith in the twenty-first century.

    The author seeks “to encourage and equip Christian faith communities to move beyond
    the decades-long stalemate over human sexuality and gender identity” because “Queer
    gifts emerge in Christian communities when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
    (LGBT) people no longer feel compelled to justify their presence in those communities.”
    Useful in both seminary classrooms and in congregational settings, the book is a
    contribution to the still-emerging field of queer theology, translating the rigors of scholarly
    research into transforming proposals for faith communities.

    AUDIENCE: For seminary classes, small group study in congregations, and readers with
    an interest in queer theology.

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  • Bishops On The Border

    $19.95

    Ecumenical examination of immigration issues drawn from engaging, first-person narratives. A group of bishops (Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, and United Methodist), all based along the US-Mexico border, found common ground to jointly address some key immigration issues, especially those being played out in the state of Arizona. The bishops worked together on behalf of local immigrant populations to address theological and pastoral concerns-and prayed for those whose lives were being directly affected. This book grows out of their shared work and the relationships that developed among them.

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  • Wounded Visions : Unity Justice And Peace In The World Church After 1968

    $25.50

    In Wounded Visions Jonas Jonson, who was directly involved with the ecumenical movement for forty years, offers an inside look at an ever-changing global Christianity. Reviewing developments in ecumenism from the 1960s to the 21st century, Jonson discusses the decolonization of mission, interreligious relations, “God’s preferential option for the poor,” and unity in diversity. He also maps the global ecumenical landscape and presents “the fourth church” — comprising charismatic, Pentecostal, and evangelical movements of the 20th century.

    How did the ecumenical movement respond to the fall of communism, the opening of China, and the globalization of financial markets? Why did so many big churches, caught in the whirlwind of change, retreat from their ecumenical commitments in order to promote and protect their own interests? Jonson addresses these questions and more in this comprehensive review of global Christianity and the ecumenical movement.

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  • Open Place : The Ministry Of Group Spiritual Direction

    $24.95

    Written from an ecumenical standpoint as a practical aid for moving those experienced in individual spiritual direction toward group practices

    This book responds to the movement to expand spiritual direction beyond the classic one-with-one model. Group spiritual direction as the potential to offer the rich experience of individual spiritual direction to a much wider audience, yet very little has been written to provide guidance for starting such groups.

    This book responds to that challenge. It outlines ways that a diverse and ecumenical group of spiritual directors worked to initiate groups in multiple contexts. It examines the many variables – among directors, directees, even meeting spaces – that affect and enliven this ministry. And it summarizes pitfalls, successes, and discoveries.

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  • Biblical Foundations Of The Doctrine Of Justification

    $21.95

    Investigates the biblical foundations of the doctrine of justification, an official document of the Catholic Church and the Lutheran World Foundation, and represents a new level of ecumenical relations since it expresses the official position of the churches involved.

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  • Post Black And Post White Church

    $24.95

    Efrem Smith, an internationally recognized and innovative African-American leader, offers a workable plan for connecting theology, practical ministry models, and real stories of people in multi-ethnic Christian communities. Using the example of Jesus, Smith develops a theology of multi-ethnic and missional leadership. Embracing urban and ethnic subcultures such as hip-hop, this book provides a rich mix of multi-ethnic church development, reconciliation theology, missional church thinking, and Christian community.

    *Provides a common-sense approach to creating a multi-ethnic Christian community
    *Includes practical ministry models and real stories of people who are members of thriving multi-ethnic congregations
    *Author is acclaimed African-American thought leader who planted and led a multi-ethnic churches of close to 1,000 and now leads a regional division of a denominational committed to ethnic, multi-ethnic, and missional churches

    This book is written for anyone wrestling with what it means to be a Christian in an increasingly multi-ethnic world polarized by class, politics, and race.

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  • Serving God Globally

    $47.00

    Dominating the daily news cycle today are the grim realities of grinding poverty, sex trafficking, gender discrimination, child soldiering, HIV/AIDS, failed states, corruption, and environmental breakdown. In the midst of such pain and brokenness, the followers of Christ cannot stand idly by, for God calls them into the mission of reconciling all things, first by easing suffering and then by building flourishing communities through the process of transformational human development. This practical handbook explains what development is, what development workers actually do, and how young people can prepare for mission careers in this field, both in North America and abroad. In addition to setting the big picture for how Christians approach the big questions of international development, the book draws on stories, advice, and wisdom collected from personal interviews with about fifty development professionals.

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  • Dying To Be One

    $35.00

    his book, by a Methodist minister with wide experience of churches in Britain and abroad, has arisen out of a consuming interest in the ecumenical movement in England over a period of years. Written in an open and attractive way, it describes the history of relations between churches since their earlier divisions, and focusses particularly on the situation at the present time. Was the church united in New Testament times, and what were the problems which caused divisions? After looking at these questions against the background of the early church and the Reformation, David Butler then looks at beliefs which have so often been in conflict in the past as they appear to others. What are the ‘strange ideas’ of Protestants and Catholics and why is each side so suspicious of the other? Why can’t Anglicans and Methodists agree, and what about Catholics and Anglicans, Methodists and Catholics? Of course great progress has been made, and in particular growing convergence on understanding the Bible is highlighted, and the reconcilia

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  • Ecumenical Directions In The U S Today

    $29.95

    Commemorates the experience of Faith & Order in North America by collecting key presentations from the 50th anniversary conference, which study Faith &Order s past and present and offer a vision for ecumenism s future.

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  • What Episcopalians Believe

    $17.95

    The most recent and accessible introduction to Episcopalian beliefs

    Episcopalian identity tends to focus on history and worship, and sometimes on ethics – but “cradle” and new Episcopalians – plus seekers – will benefit from having a brief, accessible summary of the Christian faith as seen through an Episcopalian lens.

    There are two underlying convictions behind the book: FIRST, that ecumenism is at the heart of the Episcopal faith. Episcopalians are well placed to offer themselves as a place of convergance between Roman Catholics and Protestants, and even between Roman Catholics and the Orthodox. SECONDLY, in the current conflicts both within the Episcopal Church and between the Episcopal Church and some of its Anglican Communion partners, there is no fundamental difference in doctrine. The book is an attempt to portray what all parties have in common.

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  • How Can The Petrine Ministry Be A Service To The Unity Of The Universal Chu

    $41.50

    The Petrine ministry has been at the center of the modern ecumenical discussion because it deals directly with the question of the unity of the church. The International Bridgettine Centre in Farfa, Sabina, has seriously undertaken a study of the theological, historical, and dogmatic issues that underlie the issues of Christian unity dealing with the role of unity as exercised by the Pope. This work represents part of the work in which the Centre has been engaged during these past ten years.

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  • Beyond Agreement : Interreligious Dialogue Amid Persistent Differences

    $64.00

    Beyond Agreement addresses the thorny question of how to make interreligious dialogue productive when the religious differences are so large that finding common ground seems unlikely. The book offers a way to think about interreligious dialogue that allows people to stay committed to their own truth as they have come to know it while being open to learning from other religions. It then outlines a way for Christian theologians to enter into a profitable dialogue with the beliefs and traditions of other religions by presenting practical steps to follow in order to keep the dialogue productive and respectful of similarities and differences among religions.

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  • Going Global With God

    $19.95

    From Haiti mission teams to companion churches in Kenya, congregations everywhere are breaking through walls of difference and engaging in mission that transforms lives around the world, around the corner, and in the pews. And they’re not waiting for a national church body to lead the movement. In this stimulating new work, Titus Presler has listened closely to church leaders and activists within and beyond the Anglican fold, and then mined his own rich experience as a scholar, priest and leader in global mission efforts. The result is a book that equips congregations with theological background for building mutual relationships across borders of difference, even as it explores fresh models and practical tools for joining and participating in God’s mission.

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  • That They May All Be One

    $22.00

    More than twenty-five revered pastors, theologians, and ecumenists contributed essays for this volume. These writings celebrate what it means to live in unity and communion in the twenty-first century and stress the importance of ecumenism in working for mission and justice.

    Among the many noted contributors are Jane Dempsey Douglass, Michael Kinnamon, Samuel Kobia, Setri Nyomi, Ofelia Ortega, Gradye Parsons, and Iain Torrance.

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  • Grandeur Of Reason

    $120.00

    “The SCM Veritas Series brings to market original volumes engaging in critical questions of pressing concern to theologians as well as philosophers, biologists, economists, and representatives of other disciplines. “”The Grandeur of Reason”” is the most spectacular Veritas volume to date. It presents a world-class cast of contributors debating the question of universalism. The book includes original contributions by Stanley Hauerwas, John Milbank, Graham Ward, Oliver O’Donovan, Michael Northcott, D. Stephen Long and Peter Candler and a foreword by Angelo Cardinal Scola. It attempts to think through the re-hellenization of Christian faith. The collection focuses on the importance of Christian ‘truth’ and the tradition of how faith and reason are bound together in the universal claim of the Gospel. It points toward an authentic understanding of tolerance and ecumenism. The aim of the volume is to establish a path of honest intercultural communication in pursuit of universal truth, guided by the grandeur of reason, and u

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  • Our Calling To Fulfill

    $37.99

    Drawn from the Twelfth Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies in August, 2007, these essays address the ecclesiological deficit of Methodism in relation to vocation and mission, crucial issues that have suffered from theological and practical confusion in the world Methodist communion these last decades. The authors enter into an uncommonly honest dialogue across the global divides and press urgent questions about how world Methodist and Wesleyan churches can regain a biblically sound view of mission and ecumenism without traits of colonialism. The answer from all continents is that this revitalization must and, in fact, is beginning in the congregation around revived practices of vocation and sanctification. The essays are suffused by a sense of realism about the church in a changing world economy and geopolitics and a contagious encouragement through the gospel and Wesleyan traditions that world Methodism can be revived in genuine connection.
    1. M. Douglas Meeks: A Home for The Homeless: Vocation, Mission, and church in Wesleyan Perspective

    2. William Willimon: What If Wesley Was Right?

    3. Lung-Kwong Lo: Ecclesiology from the Perspective of Scriptures within Wesleyan and Asian Contexts

    4. Tim Macquiban: Work On Earth and Rest in Heaven: Toward A Theology Of Vocation in the Writings of Charles Wesley

    5. Ivan Abrahams: “To Serve the Present Age, Our Calling to Fulfill:: A Different Church for a Different World

    6. Marjorie Suchocki: Christian Perfection: A Methodist Perspective on Ecclesiology

    7. Robin W. Lovin: , Human Rights, Vocation, and Human Dignity

    7. Paulo Ayres Mattos: “The World Is My Parish. Is It?” Wesleyan Ecclesio-Missiological Considerations from a Contemporary Latin American Perspective

    1. M. Douglas Meeks: A Home for The Homeless: Vocation, Mission, and church in Wesleyan Perspective

    2. William Willimon: What If Wesley Was Right?

    3. Lung-Kwong Lo: Ecclesiology from the Perspective of Scriptures within Wesleyan and Asian Contexts

    4. Tim Macquiban: Work On Earth and Rest in Heaven: Toward A Theology Of Vocation in the Writings of Charles Wesley

    5. Ivan Abrahams: “To Serve the Present Age, Our Calling to Fulfill:: A Different Church for a Different World

    6. Marjorie Suchocki: Christian Perfection: A Methodist Perspective on Ecclesiology

    7. Robin W. Lovin: , Human Rights, Vocation, and Human Dignity

    7. Paulo Ayres Mattos: “The World Is My Parish. Is It?” Wesleyan Ecclesio-Missiolog

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  • Restoring The Restoration Movement

    $22.99

    The Churches of Christ and Christian Churches comprise two of the principle fellowships to evolve from the American Restoration Movement-a movement fueled by the desire to abolish denominational borders and boundaries that have long divided the Christian community in hopes of building a brotherhood inclusive of all genuine followers of Jesus Christ. Nearly two centuries later, however, many within these two fellowships have abandoned the work of restoration and the hope of a united Christian fellowship. In Restoring the Restoration Movement, authors N.R. Kehn and Scott Bayles, with clever insight and a conversational tone, take a look “under the hood” at many of the doctrines that have divided the Churches of Christ and Christian Churches from each other and from mainstream evangelical Christianity in general-all in hopes of returning to the on-going work of restoration and to the original ideals of the Restoration Movement and true Biblical Christianity.

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  • Restoring The Restoration Movement

    $14.99

    The Churches of Christ and Christian Churches comprise two of the principle fellowships to evolve from the American Restoration Movement-a movement fueled by the desire to abolish denominational borders and boundaries that have long divided the Christian community in hopes of building a brotherhood inclusive of all genuine followers of Jesus Christ. Nearly two centuries later, however, many within these two fellowships have abandoned the work of restoration and the hope of a united Christian fellowship. In Restoring the Restoration Movement, authors N.R. Kehn and Scott Bayles, with clever insight and a conversational tone, take a look “under the hood” at many of the doctrines that have divided the Churches of Christ and Christian Churches from each other and from mainstream evangelical Christianity in general-all in hopes of returning to the on-going work of restoration and to the original ideals of the Restoration Movement and true Biblical Christianity.

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  • Synoptic Gospels Set Free

    $19.95

    Presents the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke in an interpretative context that frees them from Anti-Judaism and Anti-Semitism.

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  • Fly In The Ointment

    $22.95

    An ecumenical resource that helps churches and church leaders begin to think about how to transform themselves into vital, flourishing organizations-transformation that requires deep, systemic change on the part of the bodies that are meant to help congregations live into their mission in the world.

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  • Together And Different

    $27.49

    One of the greatest challenges facing the Church and society today is how to build understanding and co-operation between people of different faiths for the common good. The consequences of misunderstanding and alienation are all too evident – getting this right is both vital and urgent. aaThis innovative book tells the stories of a remarkably varied series of local church and community projects that lay and ordained members of Christian churches have initiated with people of other faiths. The entire process from initial idea and starting to understand different cultural and religious perspectives is described, as are the practical lessons learned and pitfalls encountered along the way.The projects vary from pupils spending a day in each others’ faith schools, multi-faith hospital, hospice and prison chaplaincy, much sharing of food, hospitality in each others’ places of worship and more. aaThis is practical theology and faith dialogue in action. The book concludes with a simple guide to the conventions and terminology of

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  • Dialogue Among The Faith Communities

    $43.99

    Foreword
    Marcus Braybrooke
    Introduction

    Part 1: Preliminary Chapters

    1. Our World Problems

    2. The Path From Hate To Love

    3. The Way To World Peace

    4. Global Changes In The Faith Communities

    5. ‘No One Religion Better Than The Others’

    6. We Need A Revolution

    7. Beliefs Of Catholics In Asia

    8. Interfaith Dialogue Guidelines

    Part II: Interfaith Dialogue In Its Many Aspects

    9. Interreligious Dialogue Review

    10. A World Body For World Religions?

    11. Barcelona Declaration 1994

    12. The Glasgow Ethnic Declaration 2001

    13. Golden Rule And Global Ethic

    14. The Dalai Lama 1992 Statement

    15. The Interfaith Movement In The 20th Century

    16. Liturgical Vision And The Evolution In The Catholic Church

    17. Councils Of Religious Leaders

    18. A United Faith Communities Organization (UFCO)

    19. For A More Genuine Image Of Japan

    20. Buddhism And Hinduism Monotheistic

    ANNEX 1 Main Interfaith Dialogue Organizations In The World

    ANNEX 2 International Interfaith Conferences Since 1893

    ANNEX 3 Declaration Of Human Responsibilities

    Bibliography

    Additional Info
    After 25 centuries of rapid human evolution, dialogue has now come to be a word and concept of daily use in the media and a theme of discussion all over the world. In this current period of our human history, the centuries-long struggle for survival and our beligerent confrontation with each other is being replaced by a new era of collaboration in dialogue. The most intriguing aspect of this new dialogue is that the interfaith conversation has extended worldwide within the past fifteen years. Ultimately, this new conversation has resulted in efforts towards a corroborative dialogue between the world of faiths and the political world. This book’s aim is to sketch this striking movement in its philosophical and religious evolution and expression

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  • Christianity And Civil Society

    $85.00

    Christianity and Civil Society responds to the crisis of American democracy as perceived by such diverse thinkers as Christopher Lasch, Michael Sandel, Mary Ann Glendon, and Robert Putnam. Despite their philosophical differences, these thinkers highlight a common theme: a decline in the institutions of civil society once held to be the vital center of the American polity. In place of these institutions-such as the family, neighborhood, church, and civic associations-one finds a disturbingly reduced socio-political stage, dominated by an abstract triumvirate of the individual, state, and market as prime actors.

    Whether taking their inspiration from the political theology of St. Thomas Aquinas and papal encyclicals or from John Calvin and his heirs in the Reformed traditions, the authors assembled here find the doctrinal resources of Christianity indispensable to defending the irreducible identity and value of the social institutions that serve as the connective tissue of a political community. By drawing upon a treasury of social thought little known to most Americans, Christianity and Civil Society offers a fresh vantage point from which to assess the crisis of our polity as well as the best prospects for its renewal.

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  • John Paul 2 And The Jewish People

    $30.00

    Foreword
    Robert P. George

    Introduction
    David G. Dalin And Matthew Levering

    Part I: Historical Reflections

    Chapter 1: John Paul II: A Biblical Pilgrim In The World
    George Weigel
    Chapter 2: David G. Dalin
    John Paul II And The Jews

    Part II: Ethical Reflections

    Chapter 3: John Paul II And The Moral Ground Of The Polis: Reclaiming The Jewish-Catholic Ground
    Hadley Arkes
    Chapter 4: Natural Law And Divine Command: Some Thoughts On Veritatis Splendor
    David Novak
    Chapter 5: The Asymmetrical Relation: Novak And Novak
    Michael Novak

    Part III: Biblical-Systematic Reflections

    Chapter 6: Reclaiming God’s Providence: John Paul II And The Holy Land
    Matthew Levering
    Chapter 7: Elder Brothers: John Paul II’s Teaching On The Jewish People As A Question To The Church
    Bruce D. Marshall
    Chapter 8: “Man Is The Land”: The Sacramentality Of The Land Of Israel
    Gregory Vall

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    The twentieth century will forever be marked by the horrific event of the Shoah. As a young man, the future John Paul II witnessed this horror during the Nazi occupation of Poland. His pontificate achieved a number of groundbreaking steps in the Catholic Church’s relationship with the Jewish people. This book both reflects upon John Paul II’s achievements, and seeks to continue the theological and philosophical dialogue that he cherished. By examining together the words and deeds of John Paul II, eminent Jewish and Catholic scholars exemplify in this volume the dialogue that John Paul fostered. Together, Jews and Catholics can encourage each other in the tasks of knowing the Creator, living a life worthy of the created dignity that human beings possess, and defending the vulnerable among us. As Dostoevsky warned before the horrors of the twentieth century, without God, anything is permitted. Following in the footsteps of John Paul II, we discover that our search for meaning and truth is one that needs to be undertaken arm-in-arm. Contributors include Hadley Arkes, David G. Dalin, Robert P. George, Matthew Levering, Bruce Marshall, David Novak, Michael Novak, Gregory Vall, and George Weigel.

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  • John Paul 2 And The Jewish People

    $99.00

    Foreword
    Robert P. George

    Introduction
    David G. Dalin And Matthew Levering

    Part I: Historical Reflections

    Chapter 1: John Paul II: A Biblical Pilgrim In The World
    George Weigel
    Chapter 2: David G. Dalin
    John Paul II And The Jews

    Part II: Ethical Reflections

    Chapter 3: John Paul II And The Moral Ground Of The Polis: Reclaiming The Jewish-Catholic Ground
    Hadley Arkes
    Chapter 4: Natural Law And Divine Command: Some Thoughts On Veritatis Splendor
    David Novak
    Chapter 5: The Asymmetrical Relation: Novak And Novak
    Michael Novak

    Part III: Biblical-Systematic Reflections

    Chapter 6: Reclaiming God’s Providence: John Paul II And The Holy Land
    Matthew Levering
    Chapter 7: Elder Brothers: John Paul II’s Teaching On The Jewish People As A Question To The Church
    Bruce D. Marshall
    Chapter 8: “Man Is The Land”: The Sacramentality Of The Land Of Israel
    Gregory Vall

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    The twentieth century will forever be marked by the horrific event of the Shoah. As a young man, the future John Paul II witnessed this horror during the Nazi occupation of Poland. His pontificate achieved a number of groundbreaking steps in the Catholic Church’s relationship with the Jewish people. This book both reflects upon John Paul II’s achievements, and seeks to continue the theological and philosophical dialogue that he cherished. By examining together the words and deeds of John Paul II, eminent Jewish and Catholic scholars exemplify in this volume the dialogue that John Paul fostered. Together, Jews and Catholics can encourage each other in the tasks of knowing the Creator, living a life worthy of the created dignity that human beings possess, and defending the vulnerable among us. As Dostoevsky warned before the horrors of the twentieth century, without God, anything is permitted. Following in the footsteps of John Paul II, we discover that our search for meaning and truth is one that needs to be undertaken arm-in-arm. Contributors include Hadley Arkes, David G. Dalin, Robert P. George, Matthew Levering, Bruce Marshall, David Novak, Michael Novak, Gregory Vall, and George Weigel.

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  • Rome And Canterbury

    $29.00

    Foreward

    Author’s Note

    Preface

    The History

    Chapter I: The Breach In The West

    Chapter II: A New Christian Landscape

    Chapter III: Rome And Canterbury Face Modernity

    Chapter IV: The Ecumenical Movement Gets Up And Running

    Chapter V: Anglicans/Episcopalians And Roman Catholics Initiate Talks And The Anglican Centre In Rome Opens

    Chaper VI: The Anglican Roman Catholic International Comission Begins Its Work

    Authority

    Chapter VII: Introduction To Authority: Early Leadership, Primacy Infallibility And The Situation Today

    Chapter VIII: Church Governance Today And ARCIC’s Agreed Statements On Authority

    The Future

    Chapter IX: What’s Next?

    Chapter X: My World And Christian Unity

    Epilogue

    Acknowledgments

    Appendix I: A Common History: Christianity’s Earliest Days

    Appendix II: Agreed ARCIC Documents: Eucharist (1971), Ordination (1973), Salvations And The Church (1986)

    Appendix III: Morals: Agreed Statement On Teaching And Practice (1994)

    Appendix IV: Mary: Grace And Hope In Christ (2005)

    Appendix V: Timeline

    Appendix VI: A History Of The Gregorian Calendar

    Appendix VII: Population By Continent (400 BC To 1600 AD)

    Appendix VIII: Resources

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    Rome and Canterbury tells the story of the determined but little known work being done to end the nearly five hundred year old divisions between the Roman Catholic and the Anglican/Episcopal Churches. The break was never intended, has never been fully accepted and is experienced, by many, as a painful and open wound. It is a personal account that begins the story by reviewing the relevant history and theology, looks at where we are today, and concludes with some reflections on faith and belief in the US.

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  • Molinist Anabaptist Systematic Theology

    $61.99

    Preface
    Prolegomena
    Scientia Media According To Molina, Not Arminius
    A Molinist And Contra-Openness Approach To Scriptural “Anthropomorphisms”
    The Coexistence Of God And Genuinely Gratuitous Evil
    Theology Proper
    Inerrancy And The Importance Of Reading Scripture Biblio-Critically
    The Sacraments And Church Discipline
    Women In Ministry
    The Historical Jesus’ Non-Violent Yet Socially Revolutionary Conception Of The Kingdom Of God
    Epilogue
    Bibliography
    Index Of Scripture References
    Subject Index
    About The Author

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    As the first systematic theology of its kind, the ecumenical construction synthesizes the strengths of what are typically considered two disparate branches of Christianity, namely, Roman Catholicism and Anabaptism. Focusing on the celebrated Jesuit neo-Scholastic theologian Luis de Molina (1535-1600) and the evangelical peace communities from the early modern period onward, this system integrates the best in Catholic philosophical theology with the best historical implementations of the Free Church ecclesiological tradition. In doing so, this progressive doctrinal edifice furnishes provocative new answers to perennial quandaries. Included in this discussion are the polarity between sovereign predestination and libertarian freedom, the interaction between omniscience and God’s “changing his mind,” and the existence of gratuitous evil. This system breaks ground in the realm of practical theology by proposing an antithetical relationship between church discipline and the sacraments. While avoiding the either-or debate between egalitarianism and complementarianism, this theology demonstrates exegetically that women should not be restricted from holding any leadership position within the church. Drawing together these dialectical and Scriptural threads, this book advocates a social ethic that exhorts Christians to display extreme reluctance on matters of war, and to exercise discernment toward political agendas by measuring them against the Sermon on the Mount.

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  • Handbook Of Spiritual Ecumenism

    $9.95

    A handbook for people of all denominations engaged in ecumenism; with practical suggestions of how to further it.

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  • Catholic And Ecumenical

    $42.00

    A Church To Change

    A Changing Church

    Uniform No Longer

    Estranged Sisters

    Reform To Reformation

    Reformation In England

    Leaning Toward The Future

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    Ecumenical consciousness has not always been part of the Catholic experience. Frederick M. Bliss, S.M. traces how the concern for ecumenism came about-from uneasy tension to confidence in the true grace of catholicity. This new edition follows significant developments in dialogues with the Catholic Church up to 2006 and suggests likely trends of continuing change. It studies the forces that had an impact on the Second Vatican Council, forces that continue to steer the church into relationships with other Christian communities, other religions, and the world.

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  • Catholic And Ecumenical

    $124.00

    A Church To Change

    A Changing Church

    Uniform No Longer

    Estranged Sisters

    Reform To Reformation

    Reformation In England

    Leaning Toward The Future

    Additional Info
    Ecumenical consciousness has not always been part of the Catholic experience. Frederick M. Bliss, S.M. traces how the concern for ecumenism came about-from uneasy tension to confidence in the true grace of catholicity. This new edition follows significant developments in dialogues with the Catholic Church up to 2006 and suggests likely trends of continuing change. It studies the forces that had an impact on the Second Vatican Council, forces that continue to steer the church into relationships with other Christian communities, other religions, and the world.

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  • Becoming Bridges : The Spirit And Practice Of Diversity

    $14.95

    Pastor of a bilingual, multicultural church for more than a decade, Gary Commins knows that “diversity” is a spiritual exercise that can be as charged with anxiety as it is laced with hope. In Becoming Bridges, Commins lays the groundwork for diversity as an intrinsic part of the life of faith and calls us to become “bridge people”: people who are willing to traverse gaps of ignorance and bridge the things that separate us.

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  • When Other Christians Become Catholic

    $23.95

    Each year, many adults who have never been baptized become Catholic. In the United States, these adults are outnumbered by baptized Christians of other denominations who seek to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church. In the minds of many Catholics-indeed, in many parish preparation programs-there is little difference between the two groups. Baptized and catechized Christians are often placed in programs with those who have not been baptized. Just as often, the two groups are welcomed into full membership alongside one another during the Easter Vigil, thereby obscuring further the distinction between them. Imagine that a high school senior transfers schools and is subsequently placed in middle school classes. Imagine no one thinking this change in status odd.

    Turner seeks to clarify and confirm the status of baptized persons who enter into full communion of the Catholic Church. In addition, he explores the rites of reception in the early church and the Second Vatican Council’s call for ecumenical dialogue and looks to the reception rites of other Christian communities to gain added perspective. Turner’s historical and ecumenically sensitive analysis will help members of catechumenate teams think more carefully about the baptismal unity of all Christians. Drawing on that foundation of unity, they will find cause for rejoicing and restlessness and will learn steps to avoid and steps to take-so that communion becomes both easier to achieve and a reality in their midst.

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  • Multitude Of Blessings

    $19.00

    Clearly and engagingly explores the ancient but timely issue of religious diversity, drawing on both biblical and theological sources. Affirms that though God has mad Godself uniquely known in Jesus, religious diversity is part of God’s providential care for humankind. Therefore, the author urges Christians to be modest in their claims to truth, to be open to interfaith dialogue, and to work with others for justice and peace. Suggestions for further reading are included.

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  • I Am Somewhere Else

    $18.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780232525977Barbara GlassonBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2006Publisher: Darton, Longman, Todd Print On Demand Product

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  • Spirit Poured Out On All Flesh

    $32.00

    The Pentecostal movement has had an incredible impact on the shape of worldwide Christianity in the past century. Estimates are that Pentecostals and charismatics make up approximately one-fourth of Christians worldwide, and the numbers are only expected to grow. With these developments comes the need for thoughtful Christians of all persuasions to better understand Pentecostal theology. In fact, Amos Yong believes that Pentecostal theology can be a great gift to the church at large.

    Yong presents a thoroughly Pentecostal theology of salvation, the church, the nature of God, and creation. He also provides a fascinating survey of the state of worldwide Pentecostalism, examining how Pentecostal theology is influencing Christian churches in other countries.

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  • Every Knee Shall Bow

    $13.49

    Jesus said in John 12:32, “I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” I believe that He will do exactly what He said He will do. He won’t just draw a select few as Calvinists teach. He won’t try to draw all men and fail as the Arminians teach. He will draw all people all the way to Himself. In Revelation 5:13, John writes, “And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, ‘To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!'” After those who died without a right relationship with God have undergone whatever punishment God deems proper, “Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father!”

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  • Apostolicity Then And Now

    $34.95

    Apostolicity Then and Now explores apostolicity from its origin to today. Apostolicity is a fundamental mark of the church, referring to Jesus’ faith given to, carried on, and taught-unaltered-by a continuous line of apostles. This book primarily focuses on how apostolicity pertains to the church as a whole and views apostolic succession in light of how apostolicity is applicable to the church. Scriptural, historical, theological, and ecumenical contexts provide a thorough study that includes worldviews and their impact on apostolicity.

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  • 1 With God

    $24.95

    In recent decades the doctrine of salvation has become a key issue in international ecumenical conversations between Lutherans and Roman Catholics and also between Lutherans and Eastern Orthodox. The 1998 Joint Declaration on Justification between the Vatican and the Lutheran World Federation is a historic milestone in those efforts. Advances in ecumenical conversations have challenged the traditional opinion according to which the Lutheran view of justification by faith has been thought to be opposed to both the Eastern Orthodox doctrine of theosis (deification) and the Roman Catholic view of justification, which also includes sanctification.

    In One With God Karkkainen points out that amidst all the differences between the East and West with regard to theological orientations and the language and concepts for soteriology, there is a common motif to be found: union with God. Both the Eastern understanding of theosis and the Western idea of justification have union as the ultimate goal.

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  • Communio Sanctorum : The Church As The Communion Of Saints

    $16.95

    Communio Sanctorum is the most recent product of the Lutheran-Catholic dialogue in Germany and the first major Lutheran-Catholic ecumenical statement since the ground-breaking Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. It focuses on the ecclesiastical issues that the Joint Declaration identified as the remaining obstacles to Lutheran-Catholic communion. It describes the church as the communion of saints and then uses that description as a framework for addressing some of the most ecumenical issues: sacraments, ministry, the role of the church in salvation, and papacy.

    While not claiming to have finally settled such difficult issues Communio Sanctorum does represent a new convergence on these questions. Uniquely, the dialogue then uses this understanding of the communion of the saints to address issues related to the communion that transcends death: the nature of eternal life, prayers for the dead, veneration of the saints and Mary.

    Communio Sanctorum has sparked vigorous debate in Germany and makes a major contribution both to Lutheran-Catholic dialogue and to the wider ecumenical enterprise.

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  • Mission After Christendom

    $17.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780232524833David SmithBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2004Publisher: Darton, Longman, Todd Print On Demand Product

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  • Breaking The Conspiracy Of Silence

    $16.00

    It’s been estimated that perhaps 7,000 people die each day due to AIDS. It is an epidemic that has no easy answer, but Messer prophetically calls upon Christian churches worldwide to respond in ways to increase awareness, help with both prevention and treatment, and offer concrete love and compassion.

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  • Justification And The Future Of The Ecumenical Movement

    $14.95

    On October 31, 1999, in Augsburg, Germany, officials of the Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church signed two documents, an Official Common Statement with its Annex and the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. The Lutheran Churches belonging to the Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church were declaring publicly and in a binding manner that a consensus in basic truths of the doctrine of justification exists between Lutherans and Catholics.

    Within four months of the Augsburg signing, the Yale University Divinity School and the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale sponsored a theological conference “Justification and the Future of the Ecumenical Movement.” The goal of the conference was to begin testing the wider import of the Joint Declaration.

    The essays in Justification and the Future of the Ecumenical Movement explore the larger implications of the Joint Declaration. The majority of the chapters are the presentations made at Yale in 2000. Three of the chapters were written later than the Yale conference and are included in this collection to expand the range of the discussion and to add new insights.

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  • Witnessing For Peace

    $24.00

    The rapidly deteriorating situation in Israel/Palestine has dashed hopes of any imminent peace or even accommodation between the Israeli people and the Palestinian people. A leader in Palestinian Christianity, and an outspoken advocate of nonviolence and of Palestinian rights, Bishop Munib Younan directly addresses this situation and its imperatives. Born of Palestinian refugee parents and raised in Jerusalem, Younan has spent his life pastoring Palestinian Christians and searching for nonviolent solutions in this complex and volatile religious and political scene. In this volume, Younan presents first the historical and social context of the Palestinian situation, beginning with the not-well-known story of Arab Christianity and his own background. He elaborates his own theology of nonviolence, centered in the idea of martyria–heeding a call to justice, inclusion, and forgiveness. He illustrates the notion with dramatic and often tragic episodes and shows how it can address key issues in the current struggle with Israel over statehood, land, and refugees. Younan’s model of Christian nonviolence also has demonstrable benefits in addressing terrorism, interreligious strife, and global peacemaking. Younan’s is a voice all Christians of conscience should hear.

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  • Dynamic Equivalence : The Living Language Of Christian Worship

    $29.95

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    In studying the history of the vernacular in worship beginning with the Christian Scriptures, Dynamic Equivalence uncovers the power of a living language to transform communities of faith.
    How we pray when we come together for common worship has always been significant, but the issue of liturgical language received unprecedented attention in the twentieth century when Latin Rite Roman Catholic worship was opened to the vernacular at Vatican II. Worshiping in one’s native tongue continues to be of issue as the churches debate over what type of vernacular should be employed.

    Dynamic Equivalence traces the history of liturgical language in the Western Christian tradition as a dynamic and living reality. Particular attention is paid to the twentieth century Vernacular Society within the United States and how the vernacular issue was treated at Vatican II, especially within an ecumenical context.

    The first chapter offers a short history of the vernacular from the first century through the twentieth. The second and third chapters contain a significant amount of archival material, much of which has never been published before. These chapters tell the story of a mixed group of Catholic laity and clergy dedicated to promoting the vernacular during the first half of the twentieth century. Chapter Four begins with a survey of vernacular promotion in the Reformation itself, explores the issue of vernacular worship as an instrument of ecumenical hospitality and concludes with some examples of ecumenical liturgical cooperation in the years immediately preceding the Council. The final chapter treats the vernacular debate at the Council with attention to the Vernacular Society’s role in helping with the implementation of the vernacular.

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  • Worship And Christian Identity

    $24.95

    Worship and Christian Identity argues that sacramental and liturgical practices are the central means by which a church shapes the faith, character, and consciousness of its members. Consequently, for any church to set aside such practices as outdated or irrelevant is to set aside the means by which the church nurtures and sustains its theological identity. From this perspective, Anderson explores the following questions: What is the relationship between worship and belief? What is the relationship between corporate worship and the formation of Christian persons and communities? What is the relationship between worship and our knowledge of ourselves, our world, and God? How might our attention to the reform and renewal of worship and sacramental practice provide a framework for theological, evangelical, and sacramental renewal?
    Questions of sacramental practice, inclusive or transformative language, and the renewal of congregational hymnody have been largely displaced by marketing questions and conflicts between “traditional” and “contemporary” worship. The hour of worship is subdivided now into increasingly specialized “target audiences” of singles, seekers, boomers, and “X-ers” with worship carefully packaged as “traditional” or “contemporary.” What at various points has been understood as a “means of grace” is now seen primarily as a “means of numerical growth.”

    Missing in the conflict between “traditional” and “contemporary” worship is significant discussion of what is at stake for the identity of Christian persons and communities in the shape and practice of worship. Perhaps more surprising, discussion of the theological shape and practice of worship also has been absent in discussions concerning theological standards. These absences suggest that for many in the church today, worship is a means for expressing a community’s belief but has little to do with the shape and character of that belief.

    The assumption that worship is only or primarily a pragmatic means for expressing a community’s belief stands in sharp contrast to the Christian tradition. This assumption also contrasts with the insights provided by recent work in ritual studies, psychology, and faith development.

    Worship and Christian Identity is an important book for faculty and students in seminary and graduate programs in liturgical studies and religious education, particularly those interested in the relationships between liturgical studies and practical theology, ritual st

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  • Introduction To Ecclesiology

    $26.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780830826889Veli-Matti KarkkainenBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2002Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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  • Interchurch Families

    $20.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780664225629Editor: John C Bush | Editor: Patrick CooneyBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2002Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Trinitarian Theology : East And West

    $210.00

    This book is a unique contribution to the dialogue between the traditions of Eastern and Western Christian thought. Through the writings of Karl Barth and John Zizioulas, Collins creates an ecumenical dialogue about Trinitarian thought. During the last decade the doctrine of the Trinity and the concept of koinonia have been much in evidence in ecumenical contexts. Collins looks beyond the growing ecumenical consensus to examine the origin for the basis for the consensus, and suggests that it is possible to root it in Western thought as well as in Eastern Orthodoxy.

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  • Deacons Heart : The New United Methodist Diaconate

    $22.99

    A Deacon’s Heart is a significant gift not only to The United Methodist Church but also to the larger ecumenical community. The diaconate is growing at a tremendous pace in many denominations around the world. In all communions that have chosen to establish a permanent diaconate, emphasis has been exerted in interpreting the meaning and influence of the new orders and offices to the total ministry of the Church. This book will take its place as an interpretive resource on the new deacon in The United Methodist Church. It will assist in understanding not only the vision of the deacon, but how the very nature of the diaconate can lead the Church in renewal.

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  • Church Unity And The Papal Office A Print On Demand Title

    $21.50

    Church Unity and the Papal Office provides the first theological and ecumenical response to Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Ut Unum Sint (“That All May Be One”). Scholars representing Anglican, Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, and Evangelical churches offer fresh perspectives on this pivotal document calling for a “patient and fraternal dialogue” concerning the ministry of the papal office in the service of church unity.

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  • Fragmentation Of The Church And Its Unity In Peacemaking A Print On Demand

    $26.50

    241 Pages

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    The gospel places peacemaking at the center of the identity of the Christian church. Over the centuries, however, churches have divided over the specific place of this peacemaking imperative in their lives and teachings. This volume offers deep, ecumenical discussion of the relationship of the church to its peacemaking mission from the standpoints of history and the contemporary context. Contributors representing ten major faith traditions address this crucial topic from the perspective of their own churches and explore pathways that could lead to the reconciliation of existing differences.

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  • Cross And The Crescent

    $29.95

    The Cross And The Crescent: An Ecumenical Perspecitive is an analytical study of Christianity and Islam and a look at their relationship to one another. It is also much more. This study differs from all other works on the subject by tracing the differences in belief between the two great religions to matters of interpretation rather than substance. It is written to introduce both Christians and Moslems to each other’s faith, without any bias or preconditions, or and preconcieved notions.The main theme of this work is the relationship of the two great faiths both historically and spiritually. The introduction views the Islamic theories of revelation as well as the Christian theory and sets the tone for the study in a genuine ecumenical spirit.

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  • Ecumenical Movement

    $41.50

    SKU (ISBN): 9780802842633Editor: Michael Kinnamon | Editor: Brian CopeBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2000Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Print On Demand Product

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  • Ecumenism Christian Origins And The Practice Of Communion

    $103.00

    The theology of communion, or Koinonia, has been at the centre of the ecumenical movement for more than thirty years. It is central to the self-understanding of the Anglican, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches, and has been prominent in the work of the World Council of Churches. This book, based on the 1996 Hulsean Lectures, examines the significance of Koinonia for contemporary ecumenical theology, tracing the development of contemporary understanding in critical engagement with the thoughts of Plato, Aristotle, the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, the Cappadocian Fathers and Augustine. In each case, reflection on community life is related to actual communities in which texts were produced. The importance of conflict and the place of politics for the Koinonia that constitutes the Christian churches is a major theme throughout. Communion is seen as a gift to be received and a discipline to be cultivated in the continuing practice of ecumenism.

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  • God Lives In Glass

    $12.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9781893361300Robert LandyBinding: Cloth TextPublisher: Skylight Paths Publishing

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  • Spiritual Manifestos : Visions For Renewed Religious Life In America

    $34.99

    By transforming our faith traditions in light of today’s increasing diversity, the search for community, the Internet and our changing lifestyles, these young, visionary spiritual leaders are helping to create the new spirituality.
    Ten contributors, most in their mid-thirties, span the spectrum of religious traditions-Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Unitarian, Buddhist-and offer their “visions,” bold spiritual manifestos, for transforming our faith communities and our lives.
    Hear how one Catholic priest proclaims “all religion and spirituality ought to be zesty, passionate, rich and deep”; how one rabbi serves a “congregation” on the web for Microsoft and rides in squad cars on drug busts in New York City; how a self-described “Zen priest” is serving an Episcopal church in Alaska; and how a talented young woman lives her “wild and precious life” changing the world as a nun.
    These stories, and others, will challenge your assumptions about what religion is-and isn’t.

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  • Talking About God

    $16.99

    The modern age of religion is characterized by dialogue. Jews and Christians together explore the realities and meaning of living in proximity to one another. Yet for all the good will and sincerity of intention, too often such discussions fail to progress beyond well-intentioned pleasantries to the challenging content that can truly deepen our understanding of each other.
    This fascinating and accessible introduction to the theologies of four modern religious thinkers will help you break through the superficial generalities to plumb the depths of religious differences and embrace the commonalities. Examining the lives and works of Sren Kierkegaard, Martin Buber, Paul Tillich and Abraham Joshua Heschel through the lens of their treatment of the Bible and the biblical patriarch Abraham, you will take part in a discussion of the very phenomenon of religion and what part it plays in living a fully engaged human life.

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  • Getting To The Heart Of Interfaith

    $16.99

    Too often religion seems to fuel more hatred than love, more conflict than collaboration. Interfaith Talk Radio’s “interfaith amigos”-a pastor, a rabbi and a sheikh-provide a rich understanding of the road to interfaith collaboration by sharing their stories, challenges, and the inner spiritual work necessary to go beyond tolerance to a vital, inclusive spirituality.

    From their deep commitment and lived experience, they present ways we can work together to transcend the differences that have divided us historically. Together they explore:

    *The five stages of the interfaith journey
    *The power of our stories
    *The core of our traditions
    *The promises and problems of our traditions
    *New dimensions of spiritual identity
    *And much more
    Along with inspiring insights and encouragement for tapping into the promise of interfaith dialogue, they provide practical actions, additional readings and discussion questions to help you embody their revolutionary spirit of healing.

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  • Interactive Faith : The Essential Interreligious Community Building Handboo

    $29.99

    This practical guide to the key methods and resources of the interfaith movement will help you effectively engage people of other faith traditions in order to increase understanding and acceptance in your community and beyond.
    Drawing on the knowledge and experience of interfaith leaders from the world’s many faith traditions-Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Baha’i Faith, Jainism, Shinto, Sikh Faith, Taoism, Zoroastrianism-this comprehensive resource provides practical ideas for connecting with people of all faiths and backgrounds through common concerns and activities that promote respect and support. It enables communities rich with diversity to work together to create paths toward peace and justice.

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  • Talking About God

    $21.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9781594732300Daniel PolishBinding: Cloth TextPublisher: Skylight Paths Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Catholic And Ecumenical

    $34.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9781580510561Frederick BlissBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 1999Publisher: Sheed & Ward Print On Demand Product

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  • Royal Priesthood Essays Ecclesiological And Ecumenical

    $29.99

    Readers will discover that it is not possible to disengage John Howard Yoder’s practice of ecumenical dialogue from his vision of the church. Yoder’s approach to ecumenical dialogue correlates with his conception of the faithfulness of the church. His vision of the church poses challenges for Christians of all communions because he calls both for disciplined dialogue and for faithful servanthood that renders the confession of Jesus Christ’s lordship meaningful. This collection of 17 essays on themes ecclesiological and ecumenical is intended to demonstrate the substantial unity of Yoder’s work over the past four decades.

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  • Mother Church : Ecclesiology And Ecumenism

    $20.00

    Carl Braaten here issues an energetic call for a truly ecumenical church, including a Lutheran rationale for recovery of the historiacl episcopacy and papal primacy as servants of the gospel.

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  • Grounds For Understanding A Print On Demand Title

    $31.50

    This volume surveys the various theological approaches that Christian denominations bring to the issue of religious pluralism. In these diverse essays, writers from eleven different Christian traditions each share their confession’s characteristic approaches to the challenges and possibilities raised by religious pluralism. Readers will gain an understanding of the variety of Christian views and a wider appreciation for the range of Christian resources available for responding to religious diversity.

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  • Medieval Church : From The Dawn Of The Middle Ages To The Eve Of The Reform

    $29.99

    Why is it that one’s concept of the medieval church has a direct bearing on one’s attitude toward ecumenism? What were the methods and strategies used to evangelize Europe as Christianity moved out of its Mediterranean birthplace? This book address these questions and many more that demonstrate the pervasive influence of the past on modern piety, practice, and beliefs. For many years, this period of church history has been ignored or denigrated as being the “dark ages”, an attitude fostered by Englightenment assumptions. Yet not only does this millennium provide a bridge to the early church, it created modern Europe, its nations, institutions, and the concept of Christendom as well. This book, written in an easily accessible style, introduces the reader to the fascinating interplay of authority and dissent, the birth and development of doctrinal beliefs, the spirituality of the common person, and the enduring allure of Christian mysticism.

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  • Method In Ecumenical Theology

    $103.00

    There is now a new phase in the search for unity in the Church. For thirty years pioneering conversations have put forward solutions to old disagreements and are beginning to build a new ecumenical theology. But when it comes to taking actual steps toward unity there is often a drawing-back from the final commitment. G. R. Evans examines the methodology of ecumenical theology and the way it is being taken into the lives of the churches. By making judicious use of interdenominational archival material and secondary literature, the author provides a timely resource for all those interested in recent ecumenical progress.

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  • I Am A Palestinian Christian

    $23.00

    A personal testimony of God and politics in the Holy Land. Mitri Raheb is a Palestinian Arab Lutheran Christian pastor who ministers in his hometown of Bethlehem. For many American Christians this combination of identities is incomprehensible. They assume that Palestinian Arabs are Muslims, not Christians, much less Lutherans. Raheb writes as a cultural mediator to the Western Christian world and as a local theologian for the Palestinian community. He grapples with how Palestinian Christians can develop a local theology that can be both truthful and helpful in mediating the conflicts between Israel and Palestine and among Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Both are conflicts in which religion, politics, and collective identity intertwine.

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  • Church And The Churches

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    Many of the questions individual churches are asking today about their relationship to one another and the goal of unity among them have a very long history. This book tells the story of the way these questions have arisen and discusses why they can be so hard to answer in modern times. The author asks what we mean by “a church” and how different Christian bodies have understood the way “a church” is related to “the Church.” The concept of “communion” is discussed, which looks ecumenically hopeful as a guide to the way forward.

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  • Ecumenism The Vision Of The ELCA

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    This volume presents the policy statement on ecumenical commitment of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America adopted in 1991 by the ELCA’s second churchwide assembly. Contains complete translations in Spanish, German, and French.

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  • Called To Care

    $18.00

    Treating the whole of Scripture, Robert Kysar forges the connections between the practice of social ministry and the biblical images undergirding and motivating that ministry. Social ministry is more than charity: It wrestles with the very structures and systems that deprive and oppress. This book examines not only the usual “justice” texts but also those that seem to counter this position and shows how the Bible addresses practical, contemporary concerns and fears.

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  • In His Steps

    $7.95

    In His Steps is a Protestant version of the stations of the cross experienced by Roman Catholics. It is designed as an ecumenical Good Friday worship service. There are 12 stations in the service.

    Participants represent the stations during the service by standing in a position visible to the congregation. The participants hold the appropriate symbol for that station.

    The leader announces the name of the station and the symbol for it and one of the participants reads the scripture. Time is provided for the congregation to pray and meditate briefly.

    The book includes the order of service and a section to be copied and used as a church bulletin.

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  • Church Community Of Salvation

    $29.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780814657898George TavardBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 1991New Theology StudiesPublisher: Liturgical Press Print On Demand Product

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  • 1st Seven Ecumenical Councils 325-787

    $29.95

    A careful look at the history and theology of Christianity’s most important councils: Nicea (325), Constantinople (381), Ephesus (431), Chalcedon (451), Constantinople II (553), Constantinople III (680–681), and Nicea II (787). What controversies were involved; how were they resolved; what was the overall impact? This unique work–no other work yet available in English treats this subject–illustrates the contribution of these Councils in the development and formulation of Christian beliefs. It then shows how their legacies lingered throughout the centuries to inspire–or haunt–every generation.

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  • Bread For The Journey

    $11.95

    A book of resources for contemporary worship services. Written by men and women from various faith communities, these resources emphasize worship as part of an ever-evolving journey toward God.

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  • Original Revolution : Essays On Christian Pacifism

    $18.99

    Jesus created around himself a voluntary society that was counter to everything his society knew or expected. Jesus gave his members a new way to deal with offenders, with violence, with money, with leadership, with a corrupt society. He gave them a new pattern of relationships between man and woman, and an enlarged understanding of what it means to be human.

    This is the original revolution: the creation of a distinct community with its alternate set of values and its coherent way of incarnating them. Such a group is not only a novelty, but is also, if lived faithfully, the most powerful tool of social change.

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