By Steven R. Harmon
In Baptist identification and the Ecumenical Future, Steven R. Harmon explores the connection of the Baptist calling to be a pilgrim group and the ecumenical move. Harmon argues that neither imaginative and prescient will be fulfilled except a collectively receptive ecumenical engagement. As Harmon indicates, Baptist groups and the church buildings from which they're separated desire each other. leader one of the presents Baptists need to supply the remainder of the church are their pilgrim aversion to overly learned eschatologies of the church and their radical dedication to discerning the rule of thumb of Christ via the Scriptures. Baptists, in flip, needs to be keen to obtain from different church buildings missed elements of the unconventional catholicity from which the Bible is inseparable.
Embedded within the Baptist imaginative and prescient and its old embodiment are dazzling openings for ecumenical convergence. Baptist identification and the Ecumenical Future urges Baptists and their discussion companions to acknowledge and include those ecumenically orientated elements of Baptist identification as essential provisions for his or her shared pilgrimage towards the fullness of the rule of thumb of Christ of their midst, which is still partial as long as Christ’s physique continues to be divided.
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