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Called to Be the One Church: Faith and Order at Crete - Report of the 2009 Meeting of the Plenary Commission
Gibaut, John
World Council of Churches, 2012
ISBN: 978-2-8254-1570-2

In 2009, on the island of Crete, the World Council of Churches' Commission on Faith and Order held a meeting with the goal of visible unity in one faith and in one eucharistic fellowship. This meeting led to a fresh appreciation of the many facets - historical, doctrinal, social, and spiritual - of what it means to be called toward one Church today. This stimulating book gathers a rich array of presentations and reports from the Crete meeting, focused especially on the doctrine of the Church and the changing shape of the "visible unity" that Christians seek. Chief among its study projects is a rethinking of the nature and mission of the Church in light of new contextual insights from around the world, deeper appreciation of the early Church's ecclesial legacy, and highlighting the prophetic and missional roles of the Church today. (Series: Faith and Order Paper - No. 212)