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  • Unity As Prophetic Witness

    $34.00

    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.

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  • Ecumenism Of Blood

    $16.95

    Ecumenism of Blood demonstrates that it is possible within the status quo of Catholic doctrine for the Catholic Church to recognise in some official way, in this case liturgically, the Christian martyrs of the eastern churches. Such a development would have immense implications as an example of realisable, practicable ecumenism, as well as a gesture of solidarity with an ancient and persecuted church. Pope Francis’s unsystematic references to ecumenism of blood offers an opening, though many in the blogosphere mentioned the ancient denial of the martyr’s crown to heretics and schismatics. However, if blood could baptise non-Christians who died in odio Christi, why could it not absolve non-Catholic Christians from schism? Thus, it seemed possible for there to be a reconciliation of blood that could be derived by analogy from baptism of blood. Searching the tradition, it is possible to see this development prepared for, especially from Benedict XIV and reaching a climax with John Paul II’s Ut unum sint, the teaching of which is conclusive. Considering ecumenical sensitivity and to avoid the appearance of ecclesial imperialism, Ecumenism of Blood proposes the mechanism of equivalent canonisation as a means of realising what is shown as doctrinally possible.

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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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  • In Search Of Ancient Roots

    $33.00

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction

    Part I: Setting The Stage: Our Evangelical Identity Crisis
    1. Only A Latecomer In Christian History? The Evangelical Identity Crisis
    2. Evangelical Movements As A Perennial And Recurring Feature Of Christian History
    3. Needed For Appraising The Christian Past: A Principle Of Authority
    4. Needed For Appraising The Christian Past: A Concept Of Development In Doctrine

    Part II: Evangelical Engagements With Ancient Christianity: Examples To Encourage Us
    5. Five Hundred Years Of Protestant Views Of Pre-Reformation Christianity
    6. The Apostolic Fathers In The Hands Of Protestants: 1600-2000
    7. Eighteenth-Century Evangelicals And The Frequency Of The Lord’s Supper
    8. Early Church Baptism In The Hands Of Evangelical Protestants
    9. Theological Exegesis, Biblical Theology, And The History Of Interpretation

    Part III: Some Contemporary Examples That Should Give Us Pause
    10. Short-Changed For Lack Of The Apocrypha?
    11. Bringing Back Monasticism?
    12. A Tale Of Two Newmans

    Part IV: Three Challenges That Remain
    13. Is Christian Unity Dependent On A Central Bishop Of Rome?
    14. Is Justification As Protestants Teach It The Historic Faith Of The Church?
    15. Why Are Younger Evangelicals Turning To Catholicism And Orthodoxy?

    Appendix: The Colloquy Of Regensburg On Justification
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

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    Protestant evangelicals have increasingly shown interest in ancient Catholic Christianity, sometimes leaving Protestantism altogether. Ken Stewart shows that evangelicals have been engaging ancient Christian traditions for hundreds of years and offers guidance for the ecumenical challenges facing us today.

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  • Deep Calls To Deep

    $64.00

    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

    $40.00

    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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  • From Bubble To Bridge

    $22.00

    Christian colleges and churches are often seen as bubbles, but in an increasingly pluralistic society, how do these bubbles become bridges for meaningful engagement with religious neighbors? In this timely and practical book, Marion Larson and Sara Shady show evangelicals how to engage in interfaith dialogue.

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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

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    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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  • 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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  • Church In Act

    $29.00

    he Church in Act explores the dynamics of ecclesial and liturgical theology, examining the body of Christ in action. Maxwell E. Johnson, one of the premier liturgical specialists in the field, provides in this volume historical and doctrinal thinking on a diversity of liturgical subjects under the umbrella of Lutheran liturgical theology and in ecumenical conversation.

    The topics under consideration range from baptismal spirituality to Eucharistic concerns, including real presence, pneumatology, and reservation; discussions on what constitutes liturgical normativity, the diverse hermeneutical approaches to the Revised Common Lectionary, and the place of Mary in ecumenical dialogue and culture (especially Latino-Hispanic); issues of full communion based on a liturgical reading of the Augsburg Confession VII; and specific questions related to liturgy and ecumenism today in light of recent translation changes in Roman Catholic practice. Together, the volume offers a robust account of the liturgical, sacramental, and spiritual practices of the church for scholars, students, pastors, and others who seek to minister in an ecumenical context with increased understanding and insight.

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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

    $35.00

    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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  • 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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  • Unity In Mission

    $24.95

    Although Christians minister in various ways, the authors of Unity in Mission contend that Christians may be-come more unified as they focus together on the mission of the church because their ministries provide rewarding opportunities to cooperate with one another for the sake of God and the gospel.

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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

    $26.00

    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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  • Sustaining The Hope For Unity

    $29.95

    What is unity and how does it serve as a goal for ecumenical dialogue? How can churches, ecumenical organizations, ministers, and theologians effectively approach this goal in the twenty-first century? Sustaining the Hope for Unity offers a methodological reflection on these questions using insights of contemporary critical theory.

    With particular attention to the work of Jurgen Habermas, the book develops a framework for exchanging religious narratives in a postmodern context marked by pluralism and ambiguity. Using this framework to address questions that have emerged out of the life of the World Council of Churches, Sustaining the Hope for Unity argues that unity must be imagined eschatologically in order to achieve inclusive and non-coercive dialogue between diverse Christian communities. Looking ahead to ecumenism in the twenty-first century, it makes a case for the role of the WCC as a public space for the exchange of religious narratives.

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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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  • Celebrating A Century Of Ecumenism

    $40.00

    Modern ecumenism traces its roots back to the 1910 World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh. Celebrating a Century of Ecumenism brings us up-to-date on one hundred years of global dialogue between many different church traditions, including Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Evangelical, Orthodox, and more. Eighteen essays by authors representing a wide spectrum of denominational interests outline the achievements of this movement toward unity.

    The first part focuses on multilateral dialogue involving a variety of churches attempting to delineate common ground, and the second part reports on bilateral dialogue. Among the reports are some surprising and touching moments. This volume is a small marker along the way to the unity that many Christians desire and an encouragement for those involved in ecumenical discussions.

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  • Ecumenical Directions In The U S Today

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    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

    $20.00

    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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  • Radical Ecumenicity : Pursuing Unity And Continuity After John Howard Yoder

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    Campbellites have long pursued unity by shunning particularity and by uniting around common practices such as baptism or the Lord’s Supper, but theologian John Howard Yoder recognized the limitations of such approaches and advocated unity across particular traditions by way of robust and patient dialogue. Though Campbellites have striven to maintain continuity with the New Testament church, Yoder stressed the need for continuity with Old Testament Israel, the New Testament church, and wider Christian history. Yoder s work thus exhibits an ecumenical posture that is radical in its appeal to deep Christian roots, in its left-wing Reformation origins, and in its tenacious dialogical spirit. In the Spring of 2009 a group of scholars, ministers, and lay persons associated with the Stone-Campbell tradition gathered to discuss the significance of John Howard Yoder’s work. This was the first time adherents of a single tradition beyond Yoder’s Mennonite heritage had gathered for this purpose. RADICAL ECUMENICITY brings together six papers from this gathering, two additional essays by Stone-Campbell scholars, and two of Yoder s own lesser-known essays. Though these essays were not originally written with a common theme in mind, they nonetheless dovetail nicely with the prominent emphases of unity and continuity, two themes relevant to all disciples who strive to be ecumenically active and theologically grounded in the broader Christian tradition.

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  • Grandeur Of Reason

    $110.00

    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

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    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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  • Passion For Christian Unity

    $19.99

    This collection presents unique perspectives on a variety of theological themes, intellectual reflections, and cultural analyses surrounding ecumenical activities and relations with people of other living faiths. Twelve members or former members of the Phillips Theological Seminary faculty honor long-time president William Tabbernee through these essays, giving a wide breadth of interdisciplinary exploration of issues around Christian unity.

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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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  • Christian Martyrs For A Muslim People

    $18.95

    Tells the moving story of the nineteen priests and sisters who were assassinated in Algeria between 1994 and 1996 during a reign of terror by Islamic fundamentalists.

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  • Dialogue Among The Faith Communities

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    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

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    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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  • Preaching Parables : A Metaphorical Interfaith Approach

    $19.95

    This text is the first to systematically look at the type and style of parables as a genre across literary and religious lines to help readers understand and use the unique transformational process themselves.

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  • Gospel Of John Set Free

    $14.95

    Surveying lectionary passages from the Gospel of John which hold the potential for a false and detrimental presentation of Jews or Judaism, this book offers preachers and catechists a way to use such passages without misrepresentation or prejudice.

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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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  • Progressive And Religious

    $26.95

    In recent years, Americans have become frustrated with the troubled relationship between religion and politics: an exclusive claim on faith and values from the right and a radical divorce of faith from politics on the left. Now a new generation of religious leaders is re-envisioning religion in public life, leading grassroots movements to go beyond partisan politics to work for a more just and inclusive society. Progressive & Religious tells the dynamic stories of these leaders.

    Through nearly 100 in-depth interviews with Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist leaders, this book explains how they are tapping the deep connections between religion and social justice to work on issues like poverty and worker’s rights, the environment, health care, pluralism, and human rights. Interviewees include David Saperstein, Michael Lerner, Jim Wallis, Brian McLaren, Feisal Abdul Rauf, Eboo Patel, Kecia Ali, Lama Surya Das, Robert Thurman, and E. J. Dionne.

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  • Mary For Time And Eternity

    $35.00

    Collection of writings about the Blessed Virgin that highlights the increasing importance of Mary in ecumenical dialogues such as ARCIC, Anglicans with Roman Catholics, Roman Catholics with Lutherans and with Methodists, and the interdenominational Groupe des Dombes.

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  • Encountering Other Faiths

    $14.95

    An examination of the imperative of interreligious dialogue within the world and within the United States: an introduction to both individuals and study-groups to the exciting and necessary enterprise in its several modalities.

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  • Fundamentalisms

    $16.95

    A brief, comprehensive, and balanced introduction to major trends in the academic study of fundamentalism, aimed at both college and seminary students as well as the general reader.

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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

    Additional Info
    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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  • 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

    $118.00

    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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  • 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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  • Koinonia And The Quest For An Ecumenical Ecclesiology

    $60.00

    An original proposal for uniting churches through dynamic fellowship.

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  • Multitude Of Blessings

    $17.00

    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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  • 1 Lord One Faith One Baptism

    $36.00

    Foreword by Frank T. Griswold

    One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism gathers twenty-one articles from distinguished church historians, literary historians, and ecumenists – all written in honor of the Reverend Canon J. Robert Wright, St. Mark’s Professor of Ecclesiastical History at The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, who has been an inspiration to a generation of students and colleagues. The Most Reverend Frank T. Griswold, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, has written a foreword that complements the work of contributors such as S. W. Sykes, Richard A. Norris Jr., and George Tavard, among others. Though these articles differ in individual subject, they cohere in their relation to Dr. Wright’s expertise as a theologian, a historian, a medievalist, an ecumenist, and above all a man of the church.

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  • Together Again : Restoring Unity In Christ After A Century Of Separation

    $12.99

    2006 is the centennial of the official separation of Churches of Christ from Christian Churches. Rick Atchley and Bob Russell mark this milestone with a resounding call to renew our unity in Christ. After 100 years of division, it is time for a Family Reunion.

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  • Together In Christ

    $12.99

    This book surveys unity Scriptures, songs and prayers about unity, biblical symbols of unity, famous slogans of unity, key documents on unity, and significant statements on unity made by leading statesmen of the Stone-Campbell movement. This sure-to-be historic work contains a rich blend of Scripture and stories, songs, prayers, wisdom and humor, insight and challenge – all pointing to God’s desire for his children to be together in Christ.

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