Generous Orthodoxies

Essays on the History and Future of Ecumenical Theology

Edited by Paul Silas Peterson

Foreword by Brian D. McLaren

Generous Orthodoxies

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Essays on the History and Future of Ecumenical Theology

Edited by Paul Silas Peterson

Foreword by Brian D. McLaren

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After the birth of the Protestant ecumenical movement in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and following the first great wave of universal Christian ecumenism in the 1960s and 1970s after the Second Vatican Council, prominent theologians of nearly every ecclesial tradition charted new territory in the last decades of the twentieth century. They crossed boundaries within their own ecclesial traditions and built bridges to other Christian churches--churches that were once excluded from fellowship. In the development of these new programs of ecumenical theology, the theologians redefined their own confessional identities and, in many cases, crossed the liberal-conservative divide within their own traditions. This volume introduces this fascinating dynamic of theological mediation, redefinition, and generosity. It shows how the ecumenical impulses, which were directed outwardly to other traditions, had reflexive effects inwardly. Working in the realms of both historical and systematic theology, the essays in this volume provide a critical analysis of the history of this general theological sentiment and offer an outlook for its future.

Contributors
Brian D. McLaren, Foreword
Paul Silas Peterson, Introduction
Part One: Ecumenical reform theologies
Andrew Meszaros, Yves Congar: The Birth of "Catholic Ecumenism"
Matthew L. Becker, Edmund Schlink: Ecumenical Theology
Dorothea Sattler, Otto Hermann Pesch: Ecumenical Scholasticism
Ronald T. Michener, George Lindbeck: Ecumenical Unity through Ecclesial Particularity
Nikolaos Asproulis, John D. Zizioulas: A Pioneer of Ecumenical Dialogue and Christian Unity
Part Two: Overcoming liberal-conservative polarities
Ben Fulford, Hans Frei: Beyond Liberal and Conservative
Friederike Nussel, Wolfhart Pannenberg: Liberal Orthodoxy
Jay T. Smith, Stanley J. Grenz: The Evangelical Turn to Postliberal Theological Method
Part Three: Boundary crossings in philosophical, systematic and ethical theology
William E. Myatt, David Tracy: Difference, Unity, and the Analogical Imagination
Christophe Chalamet, Robert Jenson: God's Way and the Ways of the Church
Victoria Lorrimar, Stanley Hauerwas: Witnessing Communities of Character
Christine M. Helmer, Marilyn McCord Adams: Philosophy, Theology, and Prayer
Part Four: Ecumenical theology today
Wolfgang Vonday, Pentecostalism and Christian Orthodoxy: Revision, Revival, and Renewal
Johanna Rahner, Shifting Paradigms - Future Ecumenical Challenges
Michael Amaladoss, Theology today in India: Ecumenical or interreligious?
Bernd Oberdorfer, Next Steps - and Visions? Lutheran Perspectives on Doctrinal Ecumenism

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Orthodoxies! In the plural? Perhaps somewhat like what happened on the day of Pentecost when there was a kind of amazement that the wondrous works of God were indeed pronounced even while there was perplexity about ‘what does this mean?’ These pages also reverberate with dogmatic, philosophical, and contextual witnesses to the ecumenical soundscape of the twenty-first century, announcing that there are fresh opportunities to engage the truth claims of Christian doctrine amid the challenges of our post-colonial and post-Christendom world.”

—Amos Yong, Professor of Theology & Mission and Dean of the School of Theology and School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Seminary



“This collection is a riposte to theological polarization. It contains a cloud of witnesses to the possibility of generous theological engagement—engagement between denominational traditions, and engagement between liberals and conservatives. These witnesses are themselves diverse; there are many disagreements between them. These pages, however, bring them together, and show them to be participants in a common theological endeavor—and to be a resource for all in the present who resist the temptation to separate.”

—Mike Higton, Professor of Theology and Ministry, Durham University

Contributors-

Paul Silas Peterson
Brian D. McLaren

Bio(s)-

Paul Silas Peterson teaches theology at the Protestant Faculty of Theology of the University of Tübingen (where he is a Privatdozent) and the Department of Protestant Theology at the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart). Previously he taught theology at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Heidelberg. He is the author of The Early Hans Urs von Balthasar: Historical Contexts and Intellectual Formation (2015); Reformation in the Western World (2017); The Early Karl Barth: Historical Contexts and Intellectual Formation 1905-1935 (2018); and the editor of The Decline of Established Christianity in the Western World: Interpretations and Responses (2017).

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