The Anglican Church of Australia will review its membership in the World Council of Churches following criticisms of the council's Seventh Assembly held in Canberra in February 1990. Critics said that "WCC attempts to be inclusive resulted in almost any viewpoint being taken seriously and that what passed for consensus was a series of preferred stances which were often maintained at the expense of fact". "Mr. Horsburgh also criticized the assembly's decision-making process and expressed disappointment at the lack of opportunity for critical appraisal of presentations on aboriginal issues".
Contents: Preface / Archbishop Iakovos [Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America] -- Part One -- Come Holy Spirit: Renew the Whole Creation: On the Road Towards the Canberra Assembly / Gennadios Limouris -- Come Holy Spirit: Renew the Whole Creation: Pneumatology in Symphony with Christology / Gennadios Limouris -- The Orthodox Input to the Baar Consultation / Ion Bria -- The Challenge of the Canberra Assembly / S. Wesley Ariarajah -- Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Consultation in Come Holy Spirit: Renew the Whole Creation: An Orthodox Approach: The Report -- Main Papers -- The Lord is the Spirit: A Christological Pneumatology / John Breck -- Come Holy Spirit: Renew the Whole Creation: Ecclesiological Implications / Aram Keshishian -- Sub-Themes -- Giver of Life: Sustain Your Creation / Stanley Harakas -- Spirit of Truth: Set Us Free / Jeremias Anchimiuk -- Spirit of Unity: Reconcile Your People / Daniel Ciobotea -- Holy Spirit: Transform and Sanctify Us / Philipos Mar Eusebius -- Part Two: Come, Holy Spirit / George Lemopoulos -- The Holy Spirit: In the Bible and the Church / Boris Bobrinskoy -- Developments in Pneumatology (325-381 AD): A Quest for Consensus / Thomas Fitzgerald -- The Holy Spirit and the Shaping of Christian Tradition / Kondothra M. George -- The Holy Spirit in the Church / Emmanuel Clapsis -- The Economy of the Holy Spirit: The Standpoint of Orthodox Theology / Nikos Matsoukas -- The Sanctifying Grace of the Holy Spirit / Gennadios Limouris -- "Behold, I Make All Things New" / Ignatios IV -- "Come Holy Spirit and Sanctify Us": Looking for the Real Human Being, and Sanctified Man and Woman / Dimitra A. Koukoura -- Holy Spirit: Transforming and Reflecting / Grigorios Larentzakis -- Creation and the Ecological Problem / Vassilios Giultsis -- Justice and Peace in Ecclesiological Context / John S. Romanides -- Holy Spirit: Transform and Sanctify Us !: From a Woman's Perspective / Terri Pirri-Simonian -- The Spirit as Fire and Light: Reflections on Bearing Fruit in the Spirit / Kyriaki Karidoyanes Fitzgerald -- Contributors.
This book "is an attempt to interpret the biblical testimony to the Spirit and to explore what it means for the ecumenical movement to pray: Come, Holy Spirit -- Renew the Whole Creation [the theme of the 7th Assembly of the World Council of Churches]." -- back cover.
Contents: Preface dated May 1990 / Krister Stendahl -- The Theme is a Prayer -- The Theme is Right -- The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me -- In Fellowship with the Holy Spirit -- The Holy Spirit and the Whole Oikumene.