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Communion of Churches and Petrine Ministry
Lutheran-Catholic Convergences
PAPERBACK; Published: 12/25/2014
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7194-7
139 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9

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The fruit of a serious dialogue on achieving greater unity in the church worldwide

The Roman Catholic papacy has long been a thorny issue dividing the ecumenical church. In this book several outstanding Lutheran and Catholic theologians, known collectively as the Group of Farfa Sabina, present the results of their five-year dialogue, showing how the papal (Petrine) ministry might actually serve to unify the worldwide communion of churches.

Offering biblical, historical, and canonical analyses of key Vatican texts, this volume opens up paths to new and surprising Lutheran-Catholic convergences. The volume as a whole reflects the mutual commitment of Farfa Sabina members to shaping declarations of intent into effective realities.
Catholic Books Review
"An excellent scholarly overview of convergences between Lutheran and Catholic theologians and some promising developments between the churches."
William G. Rusch
— Yale Divinity School
"This work is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in overcoming the disunity of the churches. It demonstrates how high-quality scholarship can enlighten questions about the papacy that at first glance appear closed. Disclosing the potential for degrees of resolution to what were once regarded as intractable barriers to greater unity, this report cannot be recommended too highly."
John A. Radano
— Seton Hall University
"A significant contribution to promoting ecumenical advance, this book is a must-read for those interested in the work of reconciliation among divided Christians."