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Agreeable Agreement: An Examination of the Quest for Consensus in Ecumenical Dialogue (Minna Hietamaki) Hardcover Book, (T & T Clark International, 2010) 9780567607188
Agreeable Agreement: An Examination of the Quest for Consensus in Ecumenical Dialogue (Minna Hietamaki) Hardcover Book, (T & T Clark International, 2010) 9780567607188
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Title: Agreeable Agreement: An Examination of the Quest for Consensus in Ecumenical Dialogue

Author: Hietamaki, Minna

Publisher: T & T Clark International; Publication Date: 2010

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780567607188

Volumes: 1; Pages: 288

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In recent bilateral ecumenical dialogue the aim of the dialogue has been to reach some form of doctrinal consensus. The three major chapters of the book discuss the variety of forms of doctrinal consensus found in ecumenical dialogues among Anglicans, Lutherans and Roman Catholics. In general, the dialogue documents argue for agreement/consensus based on commonality or compatibility.Each of the three dialogue processes has specific characteristics and formulates its argument in a unique way. The Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue has a particular interest in hermeneutical questions and proposes various forms of "differentiated" or perspectival forms of consensus. The Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue emphasises the correctness of interpretations. The documents consciously look towards a "common future", not the separated past.Table of ContentsIntroduction1. Consensus as an Ecumenical Challenge: Scope of the Concept and Relevance of the Study2. Sources: Documents from Bilateral Dialogues3. The Context and Scope of the StudyII Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue4. International Dialogue5. National Dialogues: North America, Germany6. Consensus with DifferenceIII. Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue7. International Dialogue ARCICIV. Anglican-Lutheran Dialogue8. International Dialogue9. Episcopal-Lutheran Dialogue in the USA10. Regional Dialogues: Meiaen Statement, Porvoo StatementV. The Possibility of Consensuc: A Synthesis11. Harvesting the Results: Consensus in Bilateral Dialogue12. Consensus: An Unattainable Ideal or a Reachable Goal? The Continuing DebateConclusionBibliography
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