Journal of Ecumenical Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 2, Spring

1999 Gathering of the North American Academy of Ecumenists
Messiah College, near Harrisburg, PA, was the site of the September 24-26, 1999, meeting of the North American Academy of Ecumenists. This report highlights aspects of the theme as developed in presentations and discussion from the viewpoint of one...
30th Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches
The 30th Annual Scholars Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches convened March 4-7, 2000, in Philadelphia, PA. Sponsored by Philadelphia's (Jesuit) Saint Joseph's University--in cooperation with Yad Vashem (Jerusalem); the U.S. Holocaust Memorial...
A Christian Alternative to (Christian) Racism and Antisemitism [*]
PRECIS This Is an effort to show that fundamental Christian principles repudiate racism and Antisemitism. Acknowledging that both attitudes have been part of Christian history and that the root of the Christian anti-Jewish sentiment is in the Gospels,...
Arcavatara: Srivaisnava Image-Descent and Roman Catholic Eucharist
PRECIS The doctrine of arcavatara (image-descent) within the Srivaisnava tradition presents difficulties for a Christian understanding of Hindu belief and practice. This essay provides an introduction to the history, ritual, and theology or arcavatara...
Catholics and Jews in Partnership: Millennium Conference in London, May 23-25, 2000
It is not often that an interfaith conference deserves the epithet "historic," but this encounter at the Sternberg Centre in North London between hand-picked representatives of the Vatican and leading Liberal and Progressive Jews must surely qualify....
Ecumenism on the Way: The German Katholikentag
The 94th German Katholikentag, an annual gathering for prayer and discussions of German-speaking Catholics, was held May 31-June 4, 2000, in Hamburg. In its 152-year history, the Roman Catholic counterpart of the Protestant Kirchentag (a biennial international...
International Scholars Annual Trialogue Held in Jakarta in 2000
The International Scholars Annual Trialogue (ISAT) met in Jakarta, Indonesia, Feburary 14-19, 2000, for the Jewish-Christian-Muslim Scholars' Dialogue. Related activities were carried out by the Global Dialogue Institute, to which ISAT is related....
Interreligious Assembly in Rome
About 200 participants, from some fifty countries and representing some twenty different religious traditions, gathered in Vatican City, October 25-28, 1999, to discuss collaboration among the religions. During the inaugural ceremony, Roger Cardinal...
Israeli-Palestinian Interfaith Seminar
On December 17-18, 1999, some 120 Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Druze came to Nazareth for an interfaith Israeli-Palestinian seminar, organized by the Israel Interfaith Association and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, on "Nazareth and Jerusalem." The...
Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue Takes Another Step Forward
William Ryan The Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue in the United States took another step toward reconciling differences over bishops, primacy, and decision-making bodies at the third meeting of the tenth round of the U.S. Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue...
Messianic Judaism: Church, Denomination, Sect, or Cult?
PRECIS This investigation seeks to categorize Messianic Judaism and the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations both sociologically and theologically. It accomplishes this by briefly reviewing the history of Messianic Judaism and by providing the...
Mid-Atlantic Dialogue of Muslims and Catholics
At the third meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Dialogue of Muslims and Catholics, held at Immaculate Conception Center in Queens, NY, February 23-24, 2000, participants agreed to begin preparing a text together that covers their views of marriage and family...
Midwest Regional Islamic-Catholic Dialogue
For three years, a group of Muslims and Roman Catholics in the midwestern part of the United States has been making an annual retreat and discussing the meaning of an expression held in common, "the Word of God." Convening with joint sponsorship by...
Multicultural Evangelical Hermeneutics and Ecumenical Dialogue
PRECIS This essay argues that a multicultural approach to biblical hermenentics might be a fruitful way to engage Evangelicals In ecumenical conversations from which they have previously shied away. Evangelicals themselves may have to alter some...
National Workshop on Christian Unity Celebrates New Ecumenical Agreements
The rapidly changing ecumenical movement--focusing on areas of agreement, such as worship and doctrine, rather than on divisive social issues--was on full display in Louisville, KY, May 15-18, 2000, as more than 300 Christians from all over the U.S.A....
New Mexico Jewish-Christian Colloquium on the Jubilee Year
The seventh annual Jewish-Christian Spring Colloquium in Albuquerque, NM, in March, 2000, focused on the jubilee year. The theme provided an ideal topic for an exchange of ideas on the meaning and significance of the Christian Great Jubilee 2000. Sr....
Orthodox-Catholic Consultation
The value of ecumenical witness and the filioque wem the main themes of the 57th meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation, held at Saint Paul's College, Washington, DC, October 28-30, 1999. The meeting was co-chaired...
Polish National Catholic-Roman Catholic Dialogue
Discussion of the Petrine ministry and primacy in the church took place at a meeting hosted by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton (PA) in the diocesan chancery, May 10-11, 2000. The Most Rev. John F. Swantek, Prime Bishop of the Polish National...
Roman Catholic Solutions to the Marian Question in Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue [*]
PRECIS The Marian dogmas constitute a barrier to Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue for reunification. This essay examines six possible solutions to the Impasse, as proposed by Yarnold, Dulles, de Margerie, Congar, Chirico, and Fries and Rahner. The...
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