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Theological Horizons for an Ecumenical Future: A Response to Michael Welker

  • Stephen PickardEmail author
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Part of the Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue book series (PEID)

Abstract

Michael Welker has reminded us of some of the critical theological impulses informing and energising the ecumenical work of the churches. Against the backdrop of what he identifies as ‘a fragmented ecclesial body’, Welker probes the theological conditions necessary for the ‘transformation from a fragmented ecclesial body to a polyphonic practical witness to the well-being of all members of the body of Christ and to the glorification of the living God’.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Australian Centre for Christianity and CultureCharles Sturt UniversityBartonAustralia

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