Archive for tag: salvation

Archive pour tag : salvation

UCC Moderator’s Comments Clarified

On October 24, the Ottawa Citizen reported that Bill Phipps, the moderator of the United Church of Canada had stated that the “divinity of Jesus and the reality of heaven and hell are irrelevant.”

The article, which was carried coast to coast in numerous papers, generated an immediate controversy and storms of protest to both the United Church national offices in Etobicoke, Ontario and the newspapers reprinting the article.

By mid-November battle lines were drawn with pundits, theologians, clergy and laity of both conservative and liberal hues voicing their opinions of Phipps’ statements and of his orthodoxy. It would not be terribly helpful (or appropriate) for me to add my views. But, I should, in the interests of bringing clarity to the discussion, make the following observations.

Firstly, both Bill Phipps and the United Church spokespeople have pointed out that the specific statements that were reported were lifted out of context and did not accurately represent his views. The entire article was published in the Ottawa Citizen on November 2, and while the statements are direct quotes, in my opinion Phipps clearly did not intend to deny the divinity of Jesus.
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Posted: December 1, 1997 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=2227
Categories: NewsIn this article: Bill Phipps, interfaith, salvation, United Church of Canada
Transmis : 1 décembre 1997 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=2227
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Bill Phipps, interfaith, salvation, United Church of Canada


Toward a Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism

Jacques Dupuis, Toward a Christian Theology of Religious PluralismMore than 25 years ago in Northern India I first met Fr Dupuis. That meeting prefigured my contact with his remarkable book, and was also thoroughly physical. As he gunned his Yugoslavian motorcycle along narrow roads in the foothills of the Himalayas, I clung to him for dear life and prayed not to fall into the cavernous valleys that flanked our route to a high-altitude Buddhist monastery. After visiting the monks Dupuis roared off down another road to a self-help Tibetan refugee camp directed by the Dalai Lama’s sister-in-law and then to a mountaineering school run by the Sherpa Tensing who had conquered Mount Everest in 1953 with Sir Edmund Hillary. These visits shaped my first impressions of Jacques Dupuis as someone who wanted direct contact with other religious traditions and was certainly not content to learn about them simply by reading texts at his desk.
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Posted: January 24, 1998 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6701
Categories: The TabletIn this article: dialogue, interfaith, salvation, theology
Transmis : 24 janvier 1998 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=6701
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : dialogue, interfaith, salvation, theology


Peacemaking conference address stirs theological controversy

Some say news reports were ‘misleading’ by Jerry L. Van Marter, PCUSA News Service LOUISVILLE, Ky. — So what’s the big deal about Dirk Ficca? Ficca, a Presbyterian minister member of Chicago Presbytery and executive director of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, ignited yet another heated theological debate in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) when
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Posted: August 16, 2000 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4934
Categories: NewsIn this article: interfaith, Presbyterian Church USA, salvation
Transmis : 16 aoüt 2000 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=4934
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : interfaith, Presbyterian Church USA, salvation


Archbishop of Canterbury’s comments on ‘Dominus Iesus’

Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury concerning the Roman Catholic document ‘Dominus Iesus‘ [ACNS 2219 – Lambeth Palace, 5 September 2000] By restating the long-held view of the Roman Catholic Church on the position of other Christian churches, this document breaks no new ground. But neither does it fully reflect the deeper understanding that has
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Posted: September 5, 2000 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=17
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation
Transmis : 5 septembre 2000 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=17
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation


Statement by Dr Ishmael Noko on the Vatican document “Dominus Iesus”

Statement by Dr Ishmael Noko, General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, on the Vatican document “Dominus IesusThe Lutheran World Federation has received news of the document, “Dominus Iesus” – On the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church, published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith of the
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Posted: September 8, 2000 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4718
Categories: Documents, ELCA NewsIn this article: Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation
Transmis : 8 septembre 2000 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=4718
Catégorie : Documents, ELCA NewsDans cet article : Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation


Lutherans Respond to Vatican Document and Letter

CHICAGO (ELCA) — The general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) said Sept. 8 that he is “disappointed” that 35 years of ecumenical dialogue between Lutherans and Roman Catholics apparently were not considered when the Vatican issued a document earlier this week and sent a letter in June to presidents of Roman Catholic Bishops’
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Posted: September 8, 2000 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4716
Categories: ELCA NewsIn this article: Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation
Transmis : 8 septembre 2000 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=4716
Catégorie : ELCA NewsDans cet article : Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation


A ‘public relations disaster’ for ecumenism

A week after publishing a document which casts doubt on the validity of Protestant Christianity and asserts Roman Catholic superiority over all other churches, the Vatican continues to draw criticism both from other churches and from within its own ranks.

The general secretaries of two organizations representing major wings of Protestantism have publicly lamented the harm done to ecumenism by Dominus Iesus, on the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church, published on Sept. 5 by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The document declares that churches that do not have a “valid Episcopate [bishops] and the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery are not churches in the proper sense.”

Another document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published in an Italian magazine this month orders Catholic bishops not to use the term “sister church” in reference to Protestant churches. This too has also caused dismay in ecumenical circles.
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Posted: September 15, 2000 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4883
Categories: ENIIn this article: Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation
Transmis : 15 septembre 2000 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=4883
Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation


Problem with Dominus Iesus is one of tone, not substance

Rev. Tom Ryan, CSP By Rev. Tom Ryan, CSP, Prairie Messenger. Ryan is co-ordinator of ecumenical and inter-religious relations in North America for his community, the Paulists. The declaration entitled Dominus Iesus released on Sept. 5 by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has given rise to a firestorm of mixed reaction.
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Posted: September 20, 2000 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=18
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation, Tom Ryan
Transmis : 20 septembre 2000 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=18
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, salvation, Tom Ryan


Cardinal Ratzinger answers objections to Dominus Iesus

During the summer of 2000, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued a declaration entitled “Dominus Iesus: On the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church”. In an interview published on 22 September 2000, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung invited Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to respond to the principal objections raised against the Declaration Dominus Iesus. The daily edition of L’Osservatore Romano subsequently published an Italian translation of the interview, omitting the parts that only concern the German situation. Here is a translation from the Italian version of the interview.
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Posted: September 22, 2000 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6607
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, Joseph Ratzinger, salvation, Vatican
Transmis : 22 septembre 2000 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=6607
Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, Joseph Ratzinger, salvation, Vatican


No other name? Can only Christians be saved?

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism will present another workshop for lay leaders in local congregations on Saturday, November 3 from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m. The subject “No other name? Can only Christians be saved?” will be presented by the Rev. Dr. Jan Bigland-Pritchard at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church (2 blocks south of Taylor on Lansdowne) in Saskatoon.
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Posted: November 3, 2007 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=363
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: interfaith, salvation, study, workshop
Transmis : 3 novembre 2007 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=363
Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : interfaith, salvation, study, workshop