"The Meissen Common Statements : Full Text of Paragraphs cited in the Footnotes : The Implementation of the Meissen Declaration".
"When delegates of the Church of England, the Evangelical Church in Germany and the Federation of the Evangelical Churches in the GDR gathered at Meissen in March 1988 and agreed the 'Meissen Common Statement', none of us foresaw the significance which this document would come to have in the broader European ecumenical scene. Besides providing the basis for closer relationships between the Church of England and the Evangelical Church in Germany, the 'Meissen Common Statement' has aroused interest much more widely. .... The significance of the 'Meissen Common Statement' and the wider interest which it has aroused require that it should be republished in a more permanent form. The opportunity has been taken to reproduce in full the text of paragraphs of other ecumenical documents which are cited in the footnotes. The Council for Christian Unity hopes that this new edition will encourage further study of the text, which represents a significant milestone in the recent history of ecumenical advance in Europe". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword dated December 1992 signed: David Grimsby, i.e. Tustin, Bishop of Grimsby, Co-Chairman of the Meissen Conversations, Chairman-designate of the Council for Christian Unity -- Table of Contents -- Chairmen's Foreword / David Grimsby i.e. Tustin, Bishop of Grimsby, Dr. Johannes Hempel DD, D. Karlheiz Stoll -- On the Way to Visible Unity : A Common Statement : 18 March 1988, Meissen -- I. The Church as sign, instrument and foretaste of the Kingdom of God -- II. The Church as koinonia -- III. Growth towards full, visible unity -- IV. Communion already shared -- V. Agreement in faith -- VI. Mutual acknowledgement and next steps -- Footnotes -- Participants -- Full Text of Paragraphs Cited in the Footnotes -- The Implementation by the Church of England and Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland of the Steps Agreed in the Meissen Declaration dated Berlin. 2 February 1991.
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