❥ [KINDLE] ❂ The Ecumenical Movement By Thomas E. Fitzgerald ➢ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk What is Ecumenism How and when did it start What are its goals and how will they affect the future of the Christian churches This book answers these uestions and examines the remarkable story of new e What is Ecumenism How and when did it start What are its goals and how will The Ecumenical eBook Ý they affect the future of the Christian churches This book answers these uestions and examines the remarkable story of new encounters between Orthodox Roman Catholic Anglican Old Catholic and most Protestant churches Most of these churches have been divided for centuries over issues of theology faith and practice Ecumenism seeks to reconcile these differences and to bring the churches together into a new unity based on their commonalities and their understanding of Christian faith Here FitzGerald traces the history of the churches and their divisions and focuses on the ways in which The Ecumenical Movement began and the efforts that have been made to assist the churches in overcoming age old strife animosity and misunderstanding For centuries Christian churches have remained divided over their doctrinal differences but beginning in the late nineteenth century churches and their members slowly began to emerge from their isolation They began to abandon competition mistrust and misunderstanding in an effort to seek out their common interests and faith through meetings and organizations meant to bring them together The encounters between the churches led to proposals for common prayers for unity and for common witness in society While not without difficulty these encounters have fostered a renewal in Christian theology worship and witness affecting all levels of church life The process has touched Christians all over the world in various ways FitzGerald carefully traces the history of the movement and its impact on the churches themselves as well as the believers who attend them making this important reading for all Christians and anyone interested in learning about church division and efforts to restore unity.
- 288 pages
- The Ecumenical Movement
- Thomas E. Fitzgerald
- 16 November 2014 Thomas E. Fitzgerald