Archbishop Donald Joseph Bolen;Sr Donna Geernaert;
Number of pages: 400
Since the Reformation, Christian unity has suffered many failures. Yet, especially in more recent times, it has also celebrated encouraging successes. Disparate Christian traditions are beginning to trust each other. Will Christians eventually find one shared identity? What are the theological and ecclesial challenges ahead?
This timely collection of essays by prominent Catholic and Protestant ecumenists witnesses a hope for a future Christian unity born out of 50 years of honest and genuine dialogue. The essays also serve as a homage and testament to the inspired ministry of Monsignor John (Jack) Radano, who served as head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity’s Western Section for close to a quarter century. To Monsignor Jack, the work for Christian unity is a reflection of the will of Christ, guided by the Holy Spirit. As such, it begins with a spirit of conversion of heart.
Discerning, and clearly written, this book will appeal not only to academics, and ecumenists, but to all Christians who, reflecting on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, have come to believe that divisions among Christians go against the mind of Christ.
Archbishop Donald Bolen, Nicholas Jesson, and Donna Geernaert, SC all served as editors