Discovering Common Mission

Lutherans and Episcopalians Together

Robert Boak Slocum and Don S. Armentrout, eds.

Apr/2003, 253 Pages, KINDLE, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780898699180



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In 2000 the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America began a relationship of full communion based on the document "Called to Common Mission." This momentous agreement, bringing together the reformed and catholic traditions, came after years of discussion and some resistance. As the possibilities for living and working together evolve across all levels of these two church's lives, there will inevitably arise many questions about the details--from shared worship and mission initiatives to interchangeability in deploying clergy. Discovering Common Mission is a collection of essays that address the issues.

Martin E. Marty
J. Robert Wright
Mark Dyer
Jon S. Enslin
Reginald H. Fuller
George H. Tavard
Robert H. Busch

Parish study groups, congregations exploring new relationship with their Lutheran or Episcopal neighbors, and seminarians will find these essays helpful in understanding the issues of this ongoing relationship.

Donald Armentrout has recently retired as professor of church history and historical theology, the Charles Quintard Professor of Dogmatic Theology, and director of the Advanced Degrees Program at the University of the South School of Theology. Robert Slocum is the rector of Trinity Church in Danville, KY and the author of many books, including The Theology of William Porcher Dubose and Prophet of Justice, Prophet of Life: Essays on William Stringfellow.

Robert Boak Slocum is distinguished lecturer in the department of philosophy and religious studies at St. Catharine College in Kentucky. He has served as president of the Society of Anglican and Lutheran Theologians and is on the editorial board of the Anglican Theological Review. He also co-wrote An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church with Donald S. Armentrout for Morehouse Publishing.

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