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New religious movements and the churches : report and papers of a consultation sponsored by the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches, Free University, Amsterdam, September 1986

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog636
Publication Date
1987
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BL 80.2 N48 1987
Place
Geneva
Publisher
World Council of Churches
Publication Date
1987
Physical_Description
xix, 200 p. ; 21.5 x 13.5 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"Edited by Allan R. Brockway and J. Paul Rajashekar".
"The new religious movements 'may be constructive or destructive, can lead to a new freedom or new enslavement, can depersonalize individuals or reveal their fuller human potential, can depend on religious faith or on new rituals equivalent to magic and the occult, can reclaim the drug addict and encourage virtuous lives or exhibit immoral and demonic features'. But if we are to follow the way of Jesus, that of 'barrier-breaking and not barrier-building', these movements must challenge us to dialogue -- a dialogue that does not exclude criticism. These and related issues were discussed at a consultation jointly sponsored by the World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation. The book brings together the papers presented at the consultation and its findings and recommendations". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface / Allan R. Brockway and J. Paul Rajashekar -- Introduction / J. Paul Rajashekar -- Part I: Understanding New Religious Movements -- A Global Phenomenon / Harold Turner -- Contemporary New Religions in the West / Reinhart Hummel -- Contemporary New Religious Situation in Japan / Shinji Kanai -- Part II: Some Aspects of New Religious Movements -- The World-view/Cosmology of the New Religious Movements / Johannes Aagaard -- The Emergence of a New Religosity in the Western World / Jean-Francois Mayer -- Bringing Them In: Some Observations on Methods of Recruitment Employed by New Religious Movements / Eileen Barker -- A Response / Rudiger Hauth -- Religious Liberty and Socio-political Values: Legal Threats to Conversion in the United States / Dean M. Kelley -- Part III: Responding to New Religious Movements -- Churches' Response to Innovative Religious Movements of the Past / Reender Kranenborg -- A Response / Friday M. Mbon -- Response of the Churches to New Religious Movements: a Report from North America / Diana L. Eck -- Dialogue with New Religious Movements ? / Kenneth Cracknell -- Appendices -- Summary Statement and Recommendations -- Sects or New Religious Movements: Pastoral Challenge -- List of Participants -- Contributors.
OTCH Note: Participants include Canadian Anglican the Rev. James A.J. Cowan (p. [198]).
Series
Oikoumene
Added Entry
Brockway, Allan R., 1932-
Rajashekar, J. Paul William
Lutheran World Federation
World Council of Churches
Aagaard, Johannes M.
Barker, Eileen (Eileen Vartan), 1938-
Cracknell, Kenneth R., 1935-
Eck, Diana L., 1945-
Hauth, Rudiger, 1940-2015
Hummel, Reinhart, 1930-2007
Kanai, Shinji, 1942-
Kelley, Dean M., 1926-1997
Kranenborg, Reender, 1942-
Mayer, Jean-Francois, 1957-
Mbon, Friday M. (Friday Michael)
Turner, Philip W. (Philip Williams), 1935-
Subjects
Christianity - 20th century
Sects - Religion
ISBN
2-8254-0890-5
Call Number
BL 80.2 N48 1987
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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The theology of the churches and the Jewish people : statements by the World Council of Churches and its member churches

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog208
Publication Date
c1988
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BM 535 T53 1988
Place
Geneva
Publisher
World Council of Churches
Publication Date
c1988
Physical_Description
ix, 186 p. ; 21.4 x 13.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"With a commentary by Allen Brockway, Paul van Buren, Rolf Rendtorff [and] Simon Schoon".
Includes bibliographical references.
"What are the official theological positions of churches on Jews and Judaism ? And what do these say about Christian faith itself -- in light of what theologians are saying about the significance of the Jewish people for the faith of the church ? The twenty statements by churches and church bodies -- in particular the World Council of Churches -- that comprise the first part of the book, and the commentary that follows, are designed to offer some answers to those questions. This book is offered in the hope that the churches throughout the world will continue to reflect on the significance of the Jewish people for their own faith and life and will undertake with greater vigour the theological re-evaluation that forty years of intentional dialogue with Jews has made incumbent upon us all". -- back cover.
Contents divided into two main sections: The Documents -- The Commentary.
Contents: Statements by the Churches -- General Trends -- Theological Issues -- Final Reflections.
Series
Oikoumene
Added Entry
Brockway, Allan R., 1932-
Rendtorff, Rolf, 1925-2014
Schoon, Simon
van Buren, Paul Matthews, 1924-1998
World Council of Churches
Subjects
Christianity and other religions - Judaism
Judaism - Relations - Christianity
Interfaith dialogue
Antisemitism - Religious aspects - Christianity
ISBN
2-8254-0932-4
Call Number
BM 535 T53 1988
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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