Concordia Theological Monthly

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ecumenical movement, christendom, lutheran, reformed, catholic, faith, australia, confessional, conscience, reformation

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Church history knows of great movements which sweep through the whole of Christendom, irrespective of national and denominational lines, and bring about profound changes in the inner life and the outward appearance of all churches. Such movements were Pietism and Rationalism in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the great European Awakening in the 19th century. Such a movement is the Ecumenical Movement, which in our time is penetrating all churches of Christendom, including Rome and the Eastern churches. The effects may prove to be as far-reaching as those of the great movement of the 16th century which we call the Reformation in its widest sense.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Timothy 3:15; John 17:6; John 8:51; John 14:21; John 15:20; Matthew 28:20; 2 Timothy 4:7; Revelation 3:10; John 17:21-26; Philippians 2:10; Colossians 3:3;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars