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Being Ecumenical: being partial, being practical

Sherlock, Charles H. (2011) Being Ecumenical: being partial, being practical. One in Christ, 45 (1). pp. 83-95. ISSN 0030-252X

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Abstract

This paper explores a number of dimensions of ‘being ecumenical’, with close attention to post-modern, post‐Christendom and ‘post-denominational’ contexts of Victoria, Australia (including metropolitan, regional and rural areas). Taking a stance grounded theologically in hope, the address reflects on ways in which Christian concepts such as ‘member’, ‘partiality’ and ‘tradition’ function in a ‘freedom of choice’ culture. The question raised is: whatever we may be ‘post’, what are we ‘pre?’ This article had its origin as the 2010 inaugural Annual Oration in honour of former General Secretaries of the Victorian Council of Churches [VCC], in the Welsh Church, Melbourne.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Victoria Ecumenical movement, Doctrinal theology, World Council of Churches, Church history, Primitive & early church
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2014 03:23
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 04:41
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1394

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