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"Time for God’s Peace": Approaching a Centennial in Dialogue with Pioneers in Ecumenical History
University College Stockholm, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6365-8887
2024 (English)In: Exchange: Journal of Contemporary Christianities in Context, ISSN 0166-2740, Vol. 53, no 1, p. 8-22Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sustainable development
SDG 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Abstract [en]

This article explores how the pursuit of peace can inspire ecumenical theological discourses. Discussing the theme of the approaching Swedish Ecumenical Centennial in 2025, “Time for God’s Peace,” the article calls attention to voices of ecumenists who gathered in Sweden in the interwar and postwar periods, in the context of the Life and Work and the Faith and Order movements. By means of taking the endeavours of pioneers in ecumenical history into regard, the investigation focuses on how theology can be constructed with a peacebuilding purpose. Considering that the churches have not only played a peaceful role in face of conflict and war, the article entails exploring the role of self-critical introspection in such ecumenical theological work. Moreover, with regard to the future oriented nature of this work, the article pays particular attention to how it has engaged young ecumenists.

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Brill Academic Publishers, 2024. Vol. 53, no 1, p. 8-22
Keywords [en]
Ecumenism; peace; theological construction; Life and Work movement; Faith and Order movement; Stockholm 1925; Lund 1952
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Religious Studies
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Church History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2165DOI: 10.1163/1572543x-bja10061OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ths-2165DiVA, id: diva2:1829810
Available from: 2024-01-20 Created: 2024-01-20 Last updated: 2024-04-17Bibliographically approved

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