Concordia Theological Monthly
world council of churches, faith, doctrinal, christian, international, theological, christendom, ecumenical
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Throughout the history of the divided Church there have been earnest efforts to reunite the separated communions. The impetus for such a reunion usually was strongest in a period either of prosperity or of opposition. At the beginning of the nineteenth century the Church experienced an era of revivalism and expansion, and shortly the former confessional boundaries were ignored, and in spite of divergent doctrinal views denominations united in organizing the several national Bible Societies and large Missionary Associations. When shortly afterwards a wave of secularism swept over the world, the various communions again set aside their confessional differences and organized the Evangelical Alliance ( 1846) to meet jointly the "common foe."
Missions and World Christianity
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Mayer, F. E. and Meyer, Richard Z.
"The World Council of Churches: A Theological Appraisal,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 24, Article 15.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol24/iss1/15