"The report presented here is the final report of a four-year study project suggested by the Sixth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation in Dar-es-Salaam in 1977 and carried out by the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg. The original aim of this study was to define the contribution which ecumenical endeavours and experiences on the local level can have for interconfessional dialogues carried out on various levels of church life". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated Strasbourg, Whitsuntide 1982 / Andre Birmele, Sutan Hutagalung, Carter Lindberg, Per Lonning, Harding Meyer and Vilmos Vajta -- Ecumenical motivation on the local level -- The role of pastors and priests in local ecumenism -- Concepts of unity on the local level -- The significance of doctrinal questions on the local level -- The influence of non-doctrinal factors.
Birmele, Andre, 1949-
World Council of Churches
Institute for Ecumenical Research (Strasbourg, France)