An Ecumenical Odyssey

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Stanley Jayakumar Yesudass

Exploring the Redaction and the Reception of „The Church: Towards a Common Vision“

ISBN 978-3-643-91638-9
Band-Nr. 55
Jahr 2024
Seiten 474
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Ökumenische Studien / Ecumenical Studies


No less than two decades were needed for the composition of the ecumenical convergence document The Church: Towards a Common Vision (TCTCV) which was published by the World Council of Churches in 2013. The document was intended to reflect a common vision of churches and ecumenical stakeholders on a myriad of ecclesiological themes. The book investigates whether the convergence document TCTCV delivers on its promises. The book focuses on the formation and the reception of TCTCV along with the two draft versions, The Nature and Purpose of the Church (1998) and The Nature and Mission of the Church (2005) and uncovers whether the responses by the churches to TCTCV hold an affirmation of the convergences registered in the document. Furthermore, it seeks to establish whether the responses point towards a „common vision“ concerning various ecclesiological themes that are still contested by the churches today. The book also explores whether the responses to TCTCV reveal an advancement in the conversation surrounding several debated issues, and examines to what extent the churches are willing to creatively engage with the ecclesial other.

Stanley Jayakumar Yesudass SDB holds a doctorate in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium with summa cum laude. He teaches theology at the Don Bosco Theological Centre in Chennai, India.