What is Ecumenism? Is Christian unity a legitimate hope or just a pious illusion? The aim of this book is to analyze the real obstacles that stand in the path to unity and to propose solutions, where these are possible. Distinguished authors from the main Christian denominations offer a unique insight into the problem of Christian divisions and the relationships between Christian communities. This work is not a politically correct exercise in diplomacy; rather, it informs the reader about the actual state of the ecumenical dialogue.

chapter |14 pages


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PART I: Theological Ecumenism

chapter 1|12 pages

Stumbling upon Peter? The Question of the Church in Ecumenical Dialogue

ByPhilip G. Ziegler

chapter 2|16 pages

Ut Unum Sint: Some Cross-Bench Anglican Reflections

ByJohn B. Webster

chapter 3|36 pages

De Lubac, Ratzinger and von Balthasar: A Communal Adventure in Ecclesiology

ByFrancesca Aran Murphy

chapter 4|12 pages

Watch and Pray: A Reflection on the Meaning of Ut

BySusan Frank Parsons

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PART II: Ecumenical Theology

chapter |26 pages

Section 1: Unity and Schism

chapter |52 pages

Section 2: Authority

chapter |28 pages

Section 3: Eucharist

part |2 pages

EPILOGUE Persecution and Theological Ecumenism