Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue

Hope in the Ecumenical Future

Editors: Chapman, Mark D. (Ed.)

    • Tackles contemporary ecumenical relations from a broad and inter-church perspective.
    • Offers one of the first detailed assessments of the impact of Francis’ papacy on ecumenical dialogue.
    • Provides is a clear sense of hope for the future in a rapidly changing world and even a sense of optimism that real ecumenical progress might be made.
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About this book

This book offers fresh insights into the contemporary state of Ecumenism. Following the election of Pope Francis, there has been a significant thaw in ecumenical relations, and there are grounds for thinking that this will continue into the future. The twelve chapters, written both by experienced ecumenical theologians as well as younger scholars, that have been gathered together in this collection, offer one of the first detailed assessments of the impact of Francis’ papacy on ecumenical dialogue. Drawing on ecumenical methodology, as well as many practical examples and illustrations, the authors discuss the developments in culture and missiology as these affect the practice of ecumenism, particularly in response to theologies of hope as well as inter-religious dialogue and pluralism. What emerges is a clear sense of hope for the future in a rapidly changing world and even a sense of optimism that real ecumenical progress might be made. 

About the authors

Mark D. Chapman is Vice-Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon and Professor of the History of Modern Theology at the University of Oxford. He is a Church of England priest serving three small rural parishes and Canon Theology of Truro Cathedral. He has written widely on the history of the church and its theology, and also serves as Vice-Chair of the Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network. Among his recent books are Theology at War and Peace: English Theology and Germany in the First World War (2017) and The Fantasy of Reunion: Anglicans, Catholics and Ecumenism, 1833-1882  (2014).

Reviews

“These are uncertain times for ecumenism.  The real achievements of joint declarations and convergence texts are overshadowed by limited receptivity to these documents, entrenched resistance, and waning interest. Some see few reasons for optimism and more for concern.  These essays stake out grounds for hope in an age of diminished ecumenical expectations, and in the process discover shards of real wisdom, sometimes in unexpected places.” (Bradford E. Hinze, Fordham University, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Hope in the Ecumenical Future

    Chapman, Mark D.

    Pages 3-10

  • The Unity (and Disunity) of Our Hope

    Doak, Mary

    Pages 13-26

  • The Holy Spirit and Ecumenism: A Shift from Hope to Charity

    Thomas Hughson SJ

    Pages 27-44

  • Together Towards Life: Christian Hope and its Witness: Some Theological Aspects and Missiological Implications

    Mazzolini, Sandra

    Pages 45-62

  • The Reign of God and the Church: Giorgio Agamben’s Messianic Critique of the Church

    Phillips, Craig A.

    Pages 63-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hope in the Ecumenical Future
Editors
  • Mark D. Chapman
Series Title
Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63372-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63372-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63371-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 226
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