Can a Renewal Movement Be Renewed?: Questions for the Future of Ecumenism (Paperback)

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There is no doubt that ecumenism occupies a prominent place in the history of the church in the twentieth century: countless churches have been renewed through encounter with Christian sisters and brothers in other confessions and cultures. But it is not clear that this ecumenical impulse will continue to figure prominently in the church's story. In this book Michael Kinnamon argues that the ecumenical movement, which has given such energy and direction to the church, needs to be reconceived in a way that provides renewing power for the church in this era -- and he shows how this might happen. He names the problems with ecumenism, identifies strengths and accomplishments upon which the church now can build, and suggests practical, concrete steps we can take in the direction of revitalization, especially at the local level.

About the Author


Michael Kinnamon is the ninth General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA. From 2000-2007 he was the Allen and Dottie Miller Professor of Mission and Peace at Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780802870759
ISBN-10: 0802870759
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication Date: May 18th, 2014
Pages: 167
Language: English