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n In die Skriflig - The Leuenberg Agreement and Movement : one important step forward towards the unity of protestant churches

Supplement 3
  • ISSN : 1018-6441
  • E-ISSN: 2305-0853

Abstract

The article deals with the Leuenberg Agreement of 1973 and the ecumenical development among its signatory churches during the following decades. After some historical and statistical remarks regarding the origin, growth, and further development of the Leuenberg Movement/Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE), the theological method and work of the Movement (CPCE) is presented through a few examples from the so-called Leuenberg documents.


Specific attention is given to the theological reasoning through which achievement of full fellowship of pulpit and altar between most of the protestant churches in Europe was achieved over the years. From a personal (and European) point of view, some of the major achievements and benefits of "Leuenberg" are highlighted, as are several drawbacks, shortcomings and challenges over the last 35 years and through to the present times.


Die artikel handel oor die Leuenbergse Ooreenkoms van 1973, asook die ekumeniese ontwikkelings sedertdien in die kerke wat dit onderteken het. Eerstens word historiese en statistiese opmerkings oor die oorsprong, groei en verdere ontwikkeling van die Leuenberg-Beweging/Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) gegee. Die teologiese metodiek en werksaamhede van die beweging word daargestel aan die hand van enkele voorbeelde uit die Leuenberg-dokumente.
Aandag word ook spesifiek gegee aan die teologiese argumentasie wat daartoe gelei het dat die meeste protestantse kerke in Europa vandag gemeenskap van kansel en nagmaal het. Die outeur bespreek op grond van sy Europese agtergrond sommige van die belangrike positiewe mylpale wat deur die Beweging bereik is, sowel as tekortkomings en uitdagings vir vandag, 35 jaar later.

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2010-01-01
2019-10-14

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