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By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" 1 Peter 1: For Christians, that hope is confessed regularly.
As we declare in the Apostles' Creed, "I believe in. Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue contribute to the ongoing ecumenical journey of our churches.
The foundation for the discussions and findings of Round XI was established by the "Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.
Further, the statement of Round XI builds on the findings of the previous ten rounds of the U. We are united as Christians by our baptism into Christ.
We are taught by Scripture and tradition and share a common life in Christ. We affirm as Lutherans and Catholics in the dialogue process a commitment to the goal of full communion, even as we recognize that further agreements are necessary before full, sacramental communion can be restored.
Matters for such consideration include the nature of the church, the ordering of ministry, patterns for the formulation of authoritative teaching, and the anthropological and ecclesial contexts for making judgments about human sexuality and other concerns. The statement of Round XI offers fresh insights into some issues that proved contentious in the debates of the sixteenth century.
Among the issues explored in this dialogue were continuity in the communion of saints, prayers for or about the dead, the meaning of death, purgation, an interim state between death and the final general judgment, and the promise of resurrection.
Agreements are affirmed on the basis of new insights. Areas needing further study also are identified. The agreements affirmed by the dialogue emerged from a shared search. The agreements do not represent a compromise between opposing views, nor do the statements ignore complex doctrinal or confessional concerns.
The members of the dialogue recognize that they do not speak officially for their respective churches. They offer their work as diligent scholars and conscientious servants of the churches.
They do so with the desire that the emerging agreements may contribute in fruitful ways to the ecumenical endeavor now and in the years to come. We hope that this statement may serve a salutary catechetical function within our churches.
The findings of the dialogue may be a resource for study among clergy as well as throughout the parishes and congregations. This report also may assist individuals who provide pastoral care to the sick and dying. During the five years of discussion in Round XI, we experienced two deeply poignant events.
Two of the original members of the U. Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue were entrusted into the loving arms of their Creator and Redeemer.
Tavard died on August 13,and Dr. Reumann on June 6, Throughout their years of service on the dialogue, they made monumental contributions to all of the dialogue's ten statements.* Roger Isaac Roots, J.D., M.C.J., graduated from Roger Williams University School of Law in , Roger Williams University School of Justice Studies in , and Montana State University-Billings (B.S., Sociology) in Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest Scholarship - Maximum Amount: $2, - Application Deadline: March 9, - The contest engages high school juniors and seniors in church-state issues by directing them to express a point of view on a religious liberty topic.
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(grand prize), $1, (second place), and $ (third place) Deadline: 3/9/ Preface "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" (1 Peter ).