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Unity, Justice, and Peace in the World Church after 1968
by Jonas Jonson
Publisher:Eerdmans from Alban Books
Jonas Jonson is bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Strängnäs, Church of Sweden. He has been directly involved with the ecumenical movement for forty years. As a result he has produced this authoritative volume giving clear perspectives on the changes in, and developments of global Christianity from the 1960s to the present day. Significant for the direction of ecumenical relations was the fourth assembly of the World Council of Churches in Uppsala in 1968, which was to colour future ecumenical discussions and relationships. He covers, among other issues, the ecumenical movement's response to the fall of communism, the opening-up of China and the globalization of the financial markets. For all that, the author believes that all Christian relationships must be rooted in prayer allied with hope brought about by the resurrection of Christ. Therefore, they can believe in the world's and the Church's future. For those who believe that continuing ecumenical dialogue is important this book will inform and shape both thought and direction.
Reviewer: Graham Wise (21/05/13)