Tag: ecumenism

John Zizioulas: An Ecumenical Appreciation
Theology

John Zizioulas: An Ecumenical Appreciation

  It was the Cambridge philosopher of religion Donald MacKinnon who first introduced me to John Zizioulas’s work, passing to me (some time around 1978) a couple of French offprints. Donald was not someone who handed out praise readily, but he was obviously intrigued and impressed—I suspect because these essays on the eucharist and the bishop…

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The Ecumenism of the Pro-Life Movement
Ethics

The Ecumenism of the Pro-Life Movement

One of the most effective collaborations among the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant traditions in the United States has been the pro-life movement, which for more than 40 years has sought to give witness to the Christian confession that all life is sacred, including life in the womb. Indeed, while some Christians in each tradition…

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

The First Test for Orthodox Unity after the Holy and Great Council: The Chieti Document

September 2016, Chieti, Italy. The Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, established in 1979, gathered once again. But this meeting was crucial in many ways, and not only for Orthodox-Catholic relations. It was also the first test at a global level for inter-Orthodox unity on a…

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Holy and Great Council

Orthodoxy and Ecumenism in View of the Upcoming Great and Holy Council

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. Some members of the Orthodox Church, who regard ecumenism as a heresy, have been predictably critical of the preconciliar document “Relations of the Orthodox Church…

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