The ecumenical movement of the 20th century was a quest for unity born of a missionary concern for the world. Thus, from the beginning of present-day ecumenism, mission has been inextricably linked with unity. This volume explores the themes of unity, mission, and their relationship. Seventeen Roman Catholic and Protestant scholars offer essays in honour of George Vandervelde, a leading evangelical ecumenist from the Reformed tradition.
Michael W. Goheen (Ph.D. University of Utrecht) is the Geneva Professor of Worldview and Religious Studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He is the author of 'As the Father Has Sent Me, I am Sending You': The Missionary Ecclesiology of J. E. Lesslie Newbigin and co-author, with Craig Bartholomew, of the book The Drama of the Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. Margaret O'Gara (Ph.D. University of St. Michael's College) is a Professor of Theology at the University of St. Michael's College in Toronto, Ontario. She is the author of Triumph in Defeat: Infallibility, Vatican I, and the French Minority Bishops and The Ecumenical Gift Exchange.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Mission and Interpretation of Zechariah 8:20-23 Chapter 3 A Never-Ending Change: The Missionary Calling of the Church Chapter 4 Transformational Correlation: A Refomational Perspective on Cultural Theological Method in Conversation with David Tracy's and Paul Tillich's Correlational Approach Chapter 5 Global Culture Chapter 6 Multiple Religious Participation in China: A Philosophical Puzzle Chapter 7 Mission and Unity: The Theological Dynamic of Comity Chapter 8 Mission and Unity: Ecumenical, Reformed, and Migrant Perspectives Chapter 9 True Church and True Christians: Some Reflections on Calvinist Discernment Chapter 10 Unity: A Contribution from the Reformed Tradition Chapter 11 The Theological Significance of Friendship in the Ecumenical Movement Chapter 12 Memory, Salvation, and Perdition Chapter 13 Confessions and Ecumenicity: The Christian Reformed Church and Heidelberg Catechism 80 Chapter 14 Mission and Mystery: Gospel Testimony in Service to the World Chapter 15 International Dialogue Between Catholics and Evangelicals Since the Second Vatican Council Chapter 16 A Reflection on the Joint Declaration on Justification and the Reformed Tradition Chapter 17 John Paul II's Account of the Unity of Scholarship inFides et Ratio Chapter 18 Towards an Ecumenical Social Theory: Revisiting Herman Dooyeweerd's Critique of Thomism Chapter 19 Curriculum Vitae: George Vandervelde Chapter 20 Contributors