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Title:
The vision of the ecumenical movement and how it has been impoverished by its friends
Author:
Kinnamon, Michael.
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Publication Information:
St. Louis, Mo. : Chalice Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
183 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Unity as gift: why communion is not our achievement -- Unity and renewal: why cooperation is not the goal of ecumenism -- Unity and justice: why splitting the agenda misses the point -- Unity and diversity: why uniting diversities is not the vision -- Unity and repentance: why "growth" is the wrong metaphor -- Ecumenism as protest: why professionalization undermines the movement -- Councils of churches: why they are not structures alongside the churches -- Unity in Christ: why interfaith relations are a good but different thing.
ISBN:
9780827240063
Format :
Book

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Summary

Michael Kinnamon offers a trenchant analysis and caring critique of the ecumenical movement. Up-to-date and well-informed, the fruit of long experience and driven by a deep concern for unity, this book challenges the churches to recover their authentic ecumenical vision. It is essential reading for anyone concerned for the ecumenical movement--and for the church itself--today.


Author Notes

Michael Kinnamon is the ninth General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA. From 2000-2007 he was the Allen and Dottie Miller Professor of Mission and Peace at Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.