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Agreeable Agreement: An Examination of the Quest for Consensus in Ecumenical Dialogue
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Agreeable Agreement: An Examination of the Quest for Consensus in Ecumenical Dialogue (Paperback)

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In recent bilateral ecumenical dialogue the aim of the dialogue has been to reach some form of doctrinal consensus. The three major chapters of the book discuss the variety of forms of doctrinal consensus found in ecumenical dialogues among Anglicans, Lutherans and Roman Catholics. In general, the dialogue documents argue for agreement/consensus based on commonality or compatibility. Each of the three dialogue processes has specific characteristics and formulates its argument in a unique way. The Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue has a particular interest in hermeneutical questions and proposes various forms of "differentiated" or perspectival forms of consensus. The Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue emphasises the correctness of interpretations. The documents consciously look towards a "common future", not the separated past.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian theologyReligion & BeliefsChristianityEcumenismReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionTheology Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 20/10/2011 ISBN-13: 9780567232595  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Introduction; 1. Consensus as an Ecumenical Challenge: Scope of the Concept and Relevance of the Study; 2. Sources: Documents from Bilateral Dialogues; 3. The Context and Scope of the Study; II Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue; 4. International Dialogue; 5. National Dialogues: North America, Germany; 6. Consensus with Difference; III. Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue; 7. International Dialogue ARCIC; IV. Anglican-Lutheran Dialogue; 8. International Dialogue; 9. Episcopal-Lutheran Dialogue in the USA; 10. Regional Dialogues: MeiBen Statement, Porvoo Statement; V. The Possibility of Consensuc: A Synthesis; 11. Harvesting the Results: Consensus in Bilateral Dialogue; 12. Consensus: An Unattainable Ideal or a Reachable Goal? The Continuing Debate; Conclusion; Bibliography.

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