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That They May All be One By Walter Kasper

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The interpretation in this book of the uniqueness of The Catholic Church and its Magisterium is nonetheless progressive as he understands that truth is something that no-one has a monopoly on. The Catholic Church must listen to other traditions and learn from them.

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That They May All be One: The Call to Unity Today by Walter Kasper

Cardinal Waler Kasper is a distinguished theologian who has been a colleague of Cardinal Ratzinger, Karl Rahner and Hans Kung at the Universtities of Munster and Tubingen. Kasper now heads the Vatican's Ponitifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, with the specific task of fostering relations between the Catholic Church and the other Christian Churches and Eccesiastical communities. By any reckoning, Kasper is a key leader in the eccumenical movement today. In this new book, he outlines his vision for the unity of Christian Churches. A man with an open mind, Kasper covers one of the major responsibilities of the contemporary Catholic Church. His perspective of the uniqueness of the Catholic Church and its magisterium is presented here as a modern inquiry into the nature of truth. His views are enlightened and engaging, and reflect the important role of dialogue as understood by the Catholic Church, which must also listen to other traditions and learn from them. But Kasper also realises that the cause of unity is exceptionally difficult at the present time.Dialogue is often challenged by developments between and within Christian communions and obstructed by historical tensions. This book will command quite exceptional interest. Many will read it in the hope that the thought of this renowned, open-minded Church leader may give hope to people of all traditions that they may learn to understand Jesus's injucntion - 'that they may be one'.

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The book s 10 chapters include important addresses or articles by Cardinal Kasper during his years of international church leadership. Christians can thank God for the Holy Spirit s working in the midst of the modern ecumenical movement, and for skillful scholars and ministers like Cardinal Kasper who assist us to be more deeply engaged together in the common pilgrimage toward full, visible unity. Catholic Explorer, 3/25/05
Mentioned. --Christopher Hill "Theology "
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Mentioned. --Sanford Lakoff "Theology "
'Kasper's very positive book is an invitation to continue this conversation with the Cardinal and, because of his position in the Vatican, with the Roman Catholic Church as such.' - Christopher Hill, Theology--Sanford Lakoff "Theology "

About Walter Kasper

Walter Kasper is President of The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. German by birth, he spends much time lecturing and giving conferences in the English speaking world. He is the author of Jesus the Christ (Burns & Oates/Crossroad).

Table of Contents

1. The Current Situation in Ecumenical Theology; 2. Its Nature and Purpose; 3. Communion: The Guiding Principle; 4. Open Questions in Ecclesiology; 5. A Rapprochement between East and West; 6. The Joint Declaration on Justification; 7. Petrine Ministry; 8 Spiritual Ecumenism; 9 Contemporary Pluralism

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That They May All be One: The Call to Unity Today by Walter Kasper
Walter Kasper
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