A History of the Desire for Christian Unity Online

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A History of the Desire for Christian Unity. Ecumenism in the Churches (19th–21st Century) is a multi-volume reference work on the history of ecumenism. The ecumenical movement is understood as a twentieth-century movement of European origin with a global reach. This reference work is a reconstruction of the arc of time in which the Christian churches transitioned from a position of hostility to one of dialogue, and from separation to forms of communion. Scholars across the continents and disciplines explore a history of individuals and groups, generations and assemblies, documents and programs, theologies and practices, all firmly placed within the framework of a desire for unity.

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27. Charles Brent and the Faith and Order Project: From Its Origins to the Lausanne Conference of 1927

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Author(s): Ferracci, Luca
In: Volume 1 Dawn of Ecumenism | Part III. Beginnings: Movements Become a Movement previous chapter 1 Brent: Missionary Bishop When, on June 14, 1910, at the age of 48, Charles Henry Brent set foot in the meeting room of the United Free Church of Scotland, where the wmc of Edinburgh was to take place, he already boasted of moderate international fame, nine years of experience as missionary bishop in the Philippines, and several articles in The New York Times recounting his successes in converting the peoples of Southeast Asia along with the war he was waging against the tr…