Journal of Ecumenical Studies

Academic journal focuses on religious issues and cross-cultural understanding.

Articles from Summer-Fall

A Common Creation Story? Interreligious Dialogue and Ecology
PRECIS This essay explores the contemporary proposal that our scientific understanding of the earth--how It originated and how it functions--can serve as a common creation story for all religions and as the basis therefore, for interreligious dialogue....
Adapting Hindu Imagery: A Critical Look at Ritual Experiments in an Indian Catholic Ashram (*)
PRECIS Over the past three decades, the Catholic Church In India has promoted the development of Catholic ashrams that have become fertile grounds for various experiments In adaptation known as "inculturation." In light of a brief historical survey...
Cornelius Bertram and Carlo Sigonio: Christian Hebraism's First Political Scientists (*)
PRECIS Cornelius Bertram, a French Protestant from Switzerland, and Carlo Sigonio, an Italian Catholic, each produced a book at roughly the same time in the late sixteenth century on an analysis of the ancient Hebrew polity in light of biblical...
How Yehuda Bauer's Critique of Holocaust Thinking Has Changed My Mind. (Explorations and Responses.)
The recent publication of Yehuda Bauer's collected essays, Rethinking the Holocaust, (1) makes possible a reexamination of difficult questions of history, historiography, ethics, and theology that rise out of that hideous event in human evil we know...
J. Elliot Ross and the National Conference of Christians and Jews: A Catholic Contribution to Tolerance in America (*)
PRECIS J. Elliot Ross (1884-1946), a Paullst priest and college chaplain, was one of the first Roman Catholics to become active In a nationwide effort to promote religious tolerance among his church, Protestants, and Jews. This essay underscores...
New Quaker Starting Points in Ecumenical Peace Dialogue
********** It does, indeed, seem to be a moment for new starting points in ecumenical peace dialogue. Over the decades, a body of literature has been produced in which representatives of the differing Christian communities explain the current pacifist...
New Starting Points in Ecumenical Peace Dialogue: A Mennonite Perspective
********** My theme is the reconfiguration of the debate on the nature of the church's call to peacemaking. I want to identify several ecclesiological questions that, from a Mennonite perspective, bear on this reconfiguration. I begin with a description...
New Starting Points in Ecumenical Peace Dialogue-Three Perspectives: An Introduction
********** In the ecumenical world it is a new historical moment for dialogue among the churches in the matter of peace. For many years discussion between the Historic Peace Churches and other churches (and often between Christian individuals) was...
New Starting Points in Tile Ecumenical Peace Dialogue
********** One afternoon, Ernst Bloch and Johannes Baptist Metz were walking the streets of the city of Munster. As their conversation turned to political theology, Block pointed to the three iron cages that still hang outside the Saint Lamberti...
Saying What We Mean: Methodological Reflections on Dale Cannon's Six Ways of Being Religious
PRECIS Dale Cannon's Six Ways of Being Religious offers a typology by which to make sense of the world's religious diversity and to facilitate interreligious dialogue. Despite some promising Innovations, a case is made that Cannon's proposals do...
The Idea of a Judeo-Christian Worldview: Religiopolitical Reflections (*)
PRECIS The Issue of the interaction between religion and politics has never come to rest, either on the American. scene or in most other societies. There has been a tendency in the United States to describe the Issues In terms of church and state,...
The Pursuit of Holiness: A Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue
PRECIS The Introduction of Pentecostalism into the ecumenical world offers the possibility of fruitful dialogue between Pentecostals and those of other ecclesial and theological traditions. This essay explores a Roman Catholic-Pentecostal conversation...
Which Differences Are Blessed? from Peter's Vision to Paul's Letters. (Explorations and Responses)
Michael Jones has written that dialogue has become a necessity in order to coexist peacefully and to cooperate effectively in areas of shared economic and political interest. (1) He has helpfully provided arguments that may persuade some evangelical...
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