Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bavarian Baptists and Lutherans in Dialogue--in English

In a previous post I called attention to the agreed statement published by a joint working group of Baptists and Lutherans in Bavaria and linked the text of the report in German. I'm pleased to discover that I'm also able to link the English translation of the agreed statement, along with the Baptist and Lutheran introductory remarks delivered at a reception celebrating the presentation of this convergence document (also in English). In addition, this interview with Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit of the (Lutheran) Church of Norway, the current General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (photo at left), makes positive reference to the results of this dialogue.

In my opinion, this is the finest text yet issued by a bilateral dialogue in which Baptists have been involved and would serve as an excellent model for such conversations at the international level.

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