Unity as Prophetic Witness: W. A. Visser 't Hooft and the Shaping of Ecumenical Theology (Paperback)
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Unity as Prophetic Witness: W. A. Visser 't Hooft and the Shaping of Ecumenical Theology (Paperback)

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Visser 't Hooft and the Shaping of Ecumenical TheologyVisser 't Hooft is, perhaps, the most distinguished figure in the modern ecumenical movement, emerging in the postwar decades as a pivotal figure. Under his leadership, the World Council of Churches was officially constituted in 1948 by 147 Protestant and Orthodox Catholic denominations, and the organization grew to include nearly 300 denominations in the following decades. Visser 't Hooft played a major role in the inclusion of churches from communist countries in the World Council, and he also sought to enlarge the role played by African, Asian, and Orthodox churches in the organization. He served as editor of the Ecumenical Review from 1948 to 1966. He was also the author of numerous books on the ecumenical movement and the nature and functions of the church.

Publisher: Fortress Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781506430188
Number of pages: 226


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"From being the voice of youth at the 1925 Stockholm Conference on Life and Work through to his work as the first general secretary of the World Council of Churches, W. A. Visser 't Hooft exercised a decisive influence on the ecumenical movement in the twentieth century. I am delighted that, with this book, Michael Kinnamon is introducing W. A. Visser 't Hooft to a new generation and showing how Visser 't Hooft's insights continue to challenge the churches today." --Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary, World Council of Churches

"Unity as Prophetic Witness is a clear, concise, and thought-provoking volume on the theological convictions and ecumenical insights that motivated one of the architects and pioneers of the ecumenical movement. It is an invaluable resource to anyone interested in ecumenical theology and deserves to be a required text in courses on ecumenism." --S. Wesley Ariarajah, Drew University School of Theology

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