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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3. Historiography of the Ecumenical Movement: The State of the Question

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Author(s): Fouilloux, Étienne | Ferracci, Luca
In: Volume 1 Dawn of Ecumenism | Part I. Preamble: Long Term Issues previous chapter Strictly defined as the attempt to bring separated Christians together in order to restore the unity that has been lost over time, ecumenism barely goes back any further than the beginning of the 20th century, when it becomes one of the most significant religious phenomena. Indeed, the word and the reality appeared during the years from 1910 to 1920 in the Anglican and Protestant worlds in Europe and the United States, designa…