This course will give students a general exposure to traditional opposition to Ecumenism within the perspective of the three main traditions of Christianity.
Course code: IN216Professor: Dr. Jesmond Micallef
While the ecumenical movement can be regarded as something that has made great strides to bridge the divides that have existed between Christians, it is undeniable that this movement still meets great opposition from many Christians today. This opposition has come from those within the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox traditions respectively, and each seem to have their own unique justifications for their unfavorable views of modern ecumenism.
This course will give students a general exposure to traditional opposition to Ecumenism within the perspective of the three main traditions of Christianity. Moreover, students will be encouraged to consider the possible justifications for such opposition as well as possible ecumenical answers to this opposition.
- The Orthodox Church
- Theological Justification for ecumenical activity
- On the essence of ecumenical participation
- Ecumennical documents and critiques
- The Orthodox Church and the Ecumenical Movement
- The Calendar, the reception of Convert, Official Ecumenical agreements and actions