• Visualizing Unity: New Proposals for Reformed Ecumenism

    Author(s):
    Andrew Stout (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Theology
    Subject(s):
    Christian union, Ecumenical movement, Reformed Church, Calvinism
    Item Type:
    Essay
    Tag(s):
    ecumenism, ecumenical movement, Reformed church
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/33yx-qw27
    Abstract:
    Reformed evangelicals do not have a reputation for being ecumenically inclined. The twentieth century saw Roman Catholics, largely as a result of Vatican II, turning their focus toward developing more receptive relationships with other Christian communions. It also saw mainline Protestants engaged in efforts to foster visible unity through the work of the World Council of Churches. Evangelicals, on the other hand, tended to focus their efforts on defending traditional doctrines, and conservative Reformed thinkers were concerned with defending their own particular confessional traditions. Whether hostile or indifferent to the ecumenical movement, Reformed evangelicals have not played a significant role in the search for organizational unity among Christian communions.
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    Published
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