The Sacrament of the Eucharist in Intercultural Ecumenical Communication

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Evodius Mbenna

Joseph Ratzinger and Walter Kasper as Inspirers for the Ecumenical Dialogue in Africa

ISBN 978-3-643-91261-9
Band-Nr. 48
Jahr 2021
Seiten 290
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Ökumenische Studien / Ecumenical Studies


Communion in the sacrament of the Eucharist is an
ongoing ecumenical desire. The two renowned Roman Catholic
theologians Joseph Ratzinger and Walter Kasper have
contributed important writings to the Christian
interdenominational ecumenical dialogues on the Eucharist.
For a long time, Joseph Ratzinger and Walter Kasper have
been involved in ecumenical movements all over the world.
Throughout their life Ratzinger and Kasper have shown their
interest in writing about the sacrament of the Eucharist in
ecumenical perspective. Their theological insights and
authority are very important for ecumenism in Africa, which
until today mostly is concentrated on social and spiritual
environments. With the help of Joseph Ratzinger’s and Walter
Kasper’s theological approach to ecumenical dialogues the
Christian Churches in Africa can resolve theological and
doctrinal controversies on the sacrament and reach
meaningful convergences on the sacrament of the Eucharist.
Today the reception of the ecumenical insights of Joseph
Ratzinger and Walter Kasper can be utilised to enhance
interdenominational dialogues among Christians of diverse
traditions on the theme of the sacrament of the Eucharist
both in Africa and in the entire universal Christian

Evodius Xavier Mbenna SDS, born in 1968 in
Morogoro, Tanzania, ordained priest of the Salvatorian
Congregation. He attained doctorate in theology 2019 in
Vallendar, Germany.