"Anglicans and Lutherans have been in dialogue both in the United States and internationally for about three years. .... This book is the report of the American discussions, the Lutheran-Episcopal Dialogue called for by the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 1967 and begun on October 14, 1969, with persons chosen by the Episcopal Church's Joint Commission on Ecumenical Relations and the Division of Theological Studies of the Lutheran Council in the U.S.A. .... Both internationally and in the USA the issue of apostolicity as understood and maintained in Lutheranism and in Anglicanism appears to be the key issue." -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / Peter Day and Paul D. Opsahl. -- I: The Report of the Exploratory Episcopal-Lutheran Dialogue in the U.S.A. -- Part One: Preamble -- Part Two: Summary Statements Deriving from the First Four Dialogues -- Part Three: Recommendation -- Part Four: Enabling Legislation -- Part Five: A Statement Addressed to Lutherans / The Lutheran Participants -- Part Six: A Statement Addressed to Episcopalians / Reginald H. Fuller -- II: The Apostles' Teaching and Fellowship : Papers on Gospel, Ministry, and Communion in Holy Things -- Apostolicity in the Gospel / Robert W. Jenson -- Continuity in Apostolic Doctrine / John H. Rodgers, Jr. -- The Development of the Ministry / Reginald H. Fuller -- Apostolicity and Ministry / Carl S. Meyer -- Lutheran Conditions for Communion in Holy Things / Robert W. Jenson -- III: Report of the International Anglican-Lutheran Conversations: Authorized by the Lambeth Conference and the Lutheran World Federation [i.e. The Pullach Report] -- Introduction -- Theological Considerations -- Recommendations -- Personal Notes by the Two Chairmen dated April 1972 / Ronald Leicester i.e. Ronald Ralph Williams [and] Gunnar Hultgren.
"The Apostles' Creed" printed on inside front cover. "The Nicene Creed" printed on inside back cover.
Date of 1973, as opposed to 1972, extrapolated from internal clues including mention of "Dr Carl S. Meyer [who] died more recently on November 16, 1972". -- Intro.