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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24. Latin American Rebound Effect: The Panama Congress on Christian Work

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Author(s): Sepúlveda, Juan
In: Volume 1 Dawn of Ecumenism | Part III. Beginnings: Movements Become a Movement previous chapter 1 Introduction Just as the wmc in Edinburgh in 1910 had been for the rest of the world,1 the ccwla (Panama, 1916) is regarded as the birthplace of the Latin American ecumenical movement2 in its first intra-Protestant phase, by then termed “movement of missionary cooperation.” The literature available makes it sufficiently clear that the Panama Congress was largely an effect of what had happened in Edinburgh, but it is a little more complex to d…