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The Ecumenical Hermeneutic of the Three-Year Lectionaries
The history of the three-year lectionaries tells a tale of an evolving hermeneutic. Originating in the Roman Lectionary, this hermeneutic was developed in subsequent denominational and ecumenical vers ...
Risks, Challenges, and Opportunities
Is it ever appropriate for non-Catholic Christians to receive Holy Communion at a Catholic Mass? What should a pastor do to preserve the holiness and the purpose of Communion? What happens when a non- ...
The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification
William G. Rusch, Editor; George Lindbeck, Walter Cardinal Kasper, Henry Chadwick, R. William Franklin, Michael Root, Gabriel Fackre, Edward Idris Cassidy, Valerie A. Karras, and Frank D. Macchia, Con
On October 31, 1999, in Augsburg, Germany, officials of the Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church signed two documents, an Official Common Statement with its Annex and the Joint Decl ...
The Church as the Communion of Saints
Commission of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Germany and the Lutheran Church of Germany; Mark Jeske, Michael Root, and Dan Smith, Translators
Communio Sanctorum is the most recent product of the Lutheran-Catholic dialogue in Germany and the first major Lutheran-Catholic ecumenical statement since the ground-breaking Joint Declaration on the ...
Angelo Maffeis; Lorelei F. Fuchs, SA Translator
Ecumenical Dialogue surveys the historical and theological foundations of the ecumenical movement and the role of dialogue in the churches' commitment to manifest their unity in a full and visible way ...
An Ecumenical Theology of Giving
The observation that contemporary theological and philosophical discussions about ecumenism center on the issues of reception and the gift but neglect the basic act of giving is the starting point of ...
Paul Turner, STD
Each year, many adults who have never been baptized become Catholic. In the United States, these adults are outnumbered by baptized Christians of other denominations who seek to enter into the full co ...
Ecumenical Dimensions of the Doctrine of Baptism
Susan K. Wood, SCL
Most Christians would say that baptism is the one sacrament Christians of all denominations share, that it is the source of ecumenical unity among all Christian churches. But how true is that? Is ther ...
Protestants on Mary of Guadalupe
Edited by Maxwell E. Johnson
When Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego at Tepeyac, she sent him to the bishop with the message that she desired a hermitage where all people would be welcomed and would experience her love. ...
Mennonites and Catholics in Conversation
Edited by Margaret R. Pfeil and Gerald W. SchlabachForeword by Msgr. John A. Radano
Sharing Peace brings together leading Mennonite and Catholic theologians and ecclesial leaders to reflect on the recent, first-ever international dialogue between the Mennonite World Conference and th ...
Their History and Theology
Paul F. Bradshaw
Paul Bradshaw, one of the world's foremost scholars on the history of Christian liturgy, has shared this expertise in several works that have become standard texts for students of liturgy. In Rites of ...
Speaking Truth in Love
Edited by Kristin M. Colberg and Robert A. KriegForeword by Cardinal Walter Kasper
Cardinal Walter Kasper's contributions to theology, ecumenism, Jewish-Christian relations, and the pastoral life of the church have shaped Catholicism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Ackn ...
The Future of Ecumenism
Margaret O'GaraEdited by Michael VertinForewords by Bishop Richard J. Sklba and Professor David M. Thompson
Jesus' prayer on behalf of his followers is "that all may be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us" (John 17:21). No Turning Back illustrates significant developme ...
Re-Membering the Body of Christ
Julie K. Aageson, John Borelli, Rev. John Klassen, OSB, Rev. Derek Nelson, Martha Stortz, Jessica Wrobleski
In October 2014, Pope Francis told a group of evangelical Protestant leaders visiting him at the Vatican, "We each have in our churches excellent theologians. That's another way to walk together als ...
Catholic Ecclesiology for the Third Millennium
Edited by Richard R. Gaillardetz and Edward P. Hahnenberg
Catholic ecclesiology stands at the threshold of a new moment in the reception of the Second Vatican Council. The election of Pope Francis—coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the council—has i ...