The Ecumenical Review

The Ecumenical Review is a quarterly theological journal focusing the ecumenical movement. The Ecumenical Review includes theological and ethical analyses on a wide range of issues, from religious freedom to the Roman Church.

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 2, April

A Theological Reflectton on Religious Pluralism
Truth and truth claims We live today in a world that is religiously and morally pluralistic. According to one recent reference book, religious pluralism is "the view that different, or even contradictory, forms of religious belief and behaviour...
Believing in Unity and Accepting Difference
"Only if that which exists can be changed ... " (Th. W. Adorno) Publications on the theme of "church unity" are legion. From the very beginning, no other question has preoccupied the ecumenical movement quite so much as this one. Countless exegetical...
Books Received
Abhishiktananda: Ascent to the Depth of the Heart. The Spiritual Diary (1948-73) of Swami Abhishiktananda (Dom Henri Le Saux), selected and introduced by Raimon Panikkar, translated by David Fleming and James Stuart. Delhi, ISPCK, 1998, 410pp., C.C.R.240.00,...
Calvin and Human Rights
Human rights has become a major issue in contemporary thought about the essence and authority of the state and in philosophical, juridical and theological debates. In its 1983 study of human rights, the Reformed Ecumenical Synod (now Council) notes...
Eucharistic Fellowship in the Third Millennium?
The Question of the Eucharist in Future Ecumenical Discussions Many people find it increasingly incomprehensible that Christians of different traditions cannot celebrate a common eucharist. Especially in areas where people of different churches...
Roman Catholics and Pentecostals in Dialogue
The beginnings Generally speaking, neither the secular nor the religious press seems to have spotted the significance of one of the most important events in the religious scene of our century: the official Roman Catholic-Pentecostal dialogue, which...
The Prayer of the Frog Called into Question
Censuring the Writings of Fr Anthony de Mello, S.J. People's Reporter, a fortnightly Christian journal published from Bangalore, carried a letter to the editor in its 1-15 November 1998 issue in which the writer expressed his distress over the ban...
Worship and the Ecumenical Movement
The assassinations of John E Kennedy in 1963 and his brother Robert in 1968 riveted people in the United States to their television sets. The funeral of John Kennedy - a Latin requiem mass - was televised as the ecclesial counterpart to the civil liturgies...