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A comprehensive study of the meaning of baptism for church unity by an ecumenical group of theologians - Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican and Baptist. The essays explore such themes as how baptism relates to the communion shared by the...


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A comprehensive study of the meaning of baptism for church unity by an ecumenical group of theologians - Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican and Baptist. The essays explore such themes as how baptism relates to the communion shared by the churches and the relationship of baptism and church unity as found in the New Testament, ecumenical dialogues and in liturgies. 213 pages, from Eerdmans

Baptism and the Unity of the Church is the first comprehensive study of the meaning of baptism for church unity to be written by an ecumenical group of theologians-Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, and Baptist. These essays explore such themes as how baptism relates to the communion shared by the churches and the relationship of baptism and church unity as found in the New Testament, in the ecumenical dialogues, and in the liturgies of the churches. "A significant challenge to all Christians who care about the ecumenical movement.... Michael Root and Risto Saarinen's book is easy to digest. Indeed, it is one of the best collections of this sort I have ever read." - Christian Century
-Publisher

The contributors to this collection of essays explore the common ground shared by Christians of various confessions in regard to Baptism and look for a basis for ecumenical unity on the basis of these shared positions
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 119685
  • Product Code 0802844626
  • EAN 9780802844620
  • Pages 216
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Worship/sacraments
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Apr 1998
  • Dimensions 228 x 149 x 20mm
  • Weight 0.318kg

Michael Root (Ed)

Michael Root, (M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D., Yale University) is professor of systematic theology at and dean of Luther Theological Southern Seminary. Root is a member of the Board of the ELCA Division for Ministry, of the US Lutheran-Catholic dialogue, and of the Anglican-Lutheran International Working Group. He is the author (with Gabriel Fackre) of Affirmations and Admonitions and editor of Justification by Faith (with Karl Lehmann and William Rusch), Baptism and the Unity of the Church (with Risto Saarinen) and Sharper Than a Two-Edged Sword: Preaching, Teaching, and Living the Bible with James J. Buckley
Koorong -Editorial Review..

Risto Saarinen (Ed)

Risto Saarinen (Dr. theol., Dr. phil., University of Helsinki) is professor of ecumenical theology at the University of Helsinki in Helskinki, Finland, and an honorary professor at the University of Aarhus. He is also an ordained pastor of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church and an editorial board member for Dialog: A Journal of Theology and Pro Ecclesia.. He is the author of Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible offers a theological exegesis of 1st and 2nd Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and Jude.
-Editorial Review.

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