Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Ecumenical dialogue texts--Growth in Agreement (3 vols., WCC)
Continuing a series of posts calling attention to selected resources featured in Appendix 1, "Resources for Ecumenical Engagement," in my book Ecumenism Means You, Too: Ordinary Christians and the Quest for Christian Unity (Cascade Books, 2010):
The three-volume Growth in Agreement series published by the World Council of Churches is the definitive print collection of reports and agreed statements from bilateral and multilateral dialogues adopted from 1971 through the present. These volumes provide an excellent set of resources for individual, group, and congregational study. Bibliographical information for each of the three volumes follows:
Vol. 1, Growth in Agreement: Reports and Agreed Statements of Ecumenical Conversations on a World Level, ed. Harding Meyer and Lukas Vischer (Faith and Order Paper, no. 108; New York: Paulist Press; Geneva: World Council of Churches, 1984).
Vol. 2, Growth in Agreement II: Reports and Agreed Statements of Ecumenical Conversations on a World Level, 1982-1998, ed. Jeffrey Gros, Harding Meyer, and William G. Rusch (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans; Geneva: WCC Publications, 2000).
Vol. 3, Growth in Agreement III: International Dialogue Texts and Agreed Statements, 1998-2005, ed. Jeffrey Gros, Thomas F. Best, and Lorelei F. Fuchs (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans; Geneva: WCC Publications, 2007).
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