The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

ISBN : 9780199600847

Geoffrey Wainwright; Paul McPartlan
576 ページ
171 x 246 mm
Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies is an unparalleled compendium of ecumenical history, information and reflection. With essay contributions by nearly fifty experts in their various fields, and edited by two leading international scholars, the Handbook is a major resource for all who are involved or interested in ecumenical work for reconciliation between Christians and for the unity of the Church. Its six main sections consider, respectively, the different phases of the history of the ecumenical movement from the mid-nineteenth century to the present; the ways in which leading Christian churches and traditions, Orthodox, Anglican, Methodist, Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Baptist, and Pentecostal, have engaged with and contributed to the movement; the achievements of ecumenical dialogue in key areas of Christian doctrine, such as Christology and ecclesiology, baptism, Eucharist and ministry, morals and mission, and the issues that remain outstanding; various ecumenical agencies and instruments, such as covenants and dialogues, the World Council of Churches, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Global Christian Forum; the progress and difficulties of ecumenism in different countries, areas and continents of the world, the UK and the USA, Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, and the Middle East, ; and finally two all-important questions are considered by scholars from various traditions: what would Christian unity look like and what is the best method for seeking it? This is a remarkably comprehensive account and assessment of one of the most outstanding features of Christian history, namely the modern ecumenical movement.


List of Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Paul McPartlan: Introduction
Part I: History
1 Ola Tjorhom: The Early Stages: Pre-1910
2 Ted A. Campbell & Gary B. MacDonald: Laying the Foundations: 1910-1948
3 Lorelei F. Fuchs: Pivotal Years: 1948-1965
4 Gunther Gassmann: Intense Activity: 1965-1990
5 Thomas F. Best: Consolidation and Challenge: 1990-Present
Part II: Traditions
6 Tamara Grdzelidze: Orthodox
7 Mary Tanner: Anglican
8 David M. Chapman: Methodist
9 William Henn: Catholic
10 William G. Rusch: Lutheran
11 Joseph D. Small: Reformed
12 Steven R. Harmon: Baptist
13 Telford Work: Pentecostal and Charismatic
Part III: Achievements and Issues
14 Ralph del Colle: Christology
15 Adam DeVille: Baptism
16 Paul McPartlan: Eucharist
17 James F. Puglisi: Ministry
18 Karen B. Westerfield Tucker: Liturgy
19 Anthony N. S. Lane: Justification
20 Michael Root: Morals
21 Dale T. Irvin: Mission and Evangelism
22 Kevin W. Irwin: Ecology
Part IV: Instruments
23 †
Geoffrey Wainwright: Faith and Order
24 Dagmar Heller: World Council of Churches
25 John A. Radano: Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
26 Eva-Maria Faber: Bilateral Dialogues
27 Joseph Fameree: Chevetogne, Taize, and the Groupe des Dombes
28 Herve Legrand: Pro Oriente
29 James Haire: United and Uniting Churches
30 Michael Kinnamon: Regional and National Councils of Churches
31 Gillian Kingston: Covenants
32 Ruth Reardon: Interchurch Families
33 Donald Bolen: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
34 Robert Gribben and Larry Miller: Global Christian Forum
Part V: The Global Scene
35 Paul Avis: Britain and Ireland
36 Jeffrey Gros: United States of America
37 Dirk J. Smit: Africa
38 Scott W. Sunquist: Asia
39 Nestor O. Miguez: Latin America
40 Frans Bouwen: The Middle East
41 Theodor Dieter: Europe
Part VI: Debate and Prospects
Section I: Forms of Unity
42 Harding Meyer: Unity in Reconciled Diversity
43 Radu Bordeianu: The Unity We Seek
44 Kurt Koch: What Model of Full Communion?
Section II: Methodology
45 Paul D. Murray: In Search of a Way
46 William J. Abraham: Method in Ecumenism
47 John A. Jillions: Kenotic Ecumenism


† Geoffrey Wainwright was Cushman Professor Emeritus of Christian Theology in the Divinity School of Duke University.; Paul McPartlan is Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism at the Catholic University of America.