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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7. Ignaz von Döllinger and the Bonn Reunion Conferences of 1874/1875

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Author(s): Bischof, Franz Xaver
In: Volume 1 Dawn of Ecumenism | Part II. Prehistory: The Challenges of Modernity previous chapter 1 Introduction The reunion conferences that were held in Bonn in 1874–1875 on the initiative and under the chairmanship of Ignaz von Döllinger are among the founding events of the modern ecumenical movement. These conferences were unique on account of their multilateral orientation and met with a wide response, especially in the English-speaking world. Since they were not followed up and failed to elicit any ecclesi…