Journal of Ecumenical Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 2, Spring

A Meeting of Mennonites and Orthodox
Jingling censers of pungent incense sweeten the air as the droning chant of morning prayers reverberates throughout the hall. Black robes rustle as fingers fly through the metania, the Orthodox sign of the cross, as an icon of Christ peers solemnly...
Books Received
Anderson, Allan, An Introduction to Pentecostalism: Global Charismatic Christianity. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Prss, 2004. Pp. 302. $65.00, cloth; $23.00, paper. Anderson, Philip Longfellow, The Gospel in Disney: Christian Values...
Cardinal Keeler Hails Establishment of Joint Russian Orthodox-Roman Catholic Working Group
On February 24, 2004, Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore, MD, hailed reports from Moscow about conversations between representatives of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Holy See. In a statement, the cardinal cited the establishment of a joint Russian...
Cooperative Religion in Quebec
Introduction Analysts have contrasted Protestant New England and Roman Catholic Quebec for several centuries. (1) How did two different versions of the Christian faith affect, among other aspects, language, education, politics, liberty, economic...
Ecumenical Resources
ARGENTINA Actualidad Pastoral (Moron) The following articles appear in Vol. 33, Nos. 268-270 (May-July, 2000): "Communidades cristianas en Israel," pp. 458-459. Gabino Uribarri, "El futuro de la fe cristiana," pp. 486-488. Nereo Venturini,...
Ecumenism: New Studies in North American Perspective
At the dawning of the twentieth century, ecumenical optimism and activity were booming in Canada, leading eventually to the creation of Canada's largest Protestant church in 1925, the United Church of Canada. The unprecedented organic union among Congregationalists,...
Ecumenism of the Trenches? the Politics of Evangelical-Catholic Alliances
Introduction For more than 30 years a select group of American Catholics and evangelicals has stood side by side in support for parental choice in education, advocacy of the traditional values of chastity, family, and community, opposition to abortion...
Lay Cooperation in Canada: Catholic and Mainline and Conservative Protestant Attitudes toward Interdenominational Cooperation
In 1530, Reformers presented their criticisms of the church to Catholic authorities in the form of the Augsburg Confession, the foundational document for Lutherans worldwide. Central to this document was disagreement over the doctrine of justification....
Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue: The Church as Koinonia of Salvation
The final meeting of the Tenth Round of the Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue in the United States met April 22-25, 2004, at St. John's Cathedral in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The principal task of the meeting was to finalize a text on The Church as Koinonia of...
Maritime Baptist Union and the Power of Regionalism
The best-known church union in Canadian history is without doubt that of the United Church of Canada in 1925, when the nation's Congregationalists, Methodists, and roughly two-thirds of its Presbyterians joined together. This moment was born out of...
Orientale Lumen Euro-East I Conference in Istanbul
Eastern Christian Publications, the Catholic and Orthodox Society of St. John Chrysostom, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, and the Pontifical Oriental Institute jointly announced the Orientale Lumen Euro-East I Conference that was held...
Preface
This outstanding set of papers casts fresh light on various aspects of ecumenism in Canadian religious life over the course of the twentieth century. Each paper is insightful in its own right, with each employing solid historical or sociological research...
Second Annual Northern California Chan/Zen-Catholic Dialogue Held in Burlingame, California
Catholic and Buddhist priests, monastics, teachers, and community leaders participated in the second of an anticipated four annual dialogues. The series is sponsored by the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association, the San Francisco Zen Center, and the United...
The Canadian Council of Churches: Its Founding Vision and Early Years, 1944-1964
On April 15, 1964, an emergency meeting of the Executive Council of the Canadian Council of Churches (hereafter, CCC) met at the council's headquarters in Toronto. Twelve days earlier, William James Gallagher, the founding general secretary of the...
The Wurzburg Declaration
An international symposium, held July 7-10, 2004, at the Bavarian Julius-Maximilians Universitat at Wurzburg, Germany, was organized by professors Dr. Elmar Klinger and Dr. Francis D'Sa. The symposium, which had as its theme "Justice in the Dialogue...
Things That Make for a Peaceable Kingdom: An Overview of Christianity and "Cooperativeness" across the Continental Divide
Introduction Perhaps the most widely cited work of U.S.-Canada comparative analysis ever penned by a social scientist is Seymour Martin Lipset's Continental Divide. (1) As the title metaphor suggests, Lipset's influential thesis is that there are...
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