A Closed Question And Ecumenism Now
- ELCA reports drop in membership. // Christian Century;8/21/2007, Vol. 124 Issue 17, p15
This article discusses how the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) experienced a decline in its membership in 2006. According to the article, the ECLA's membership has been declining since the 1990s, reportedly due to a drop in the number of additional members, the disbanding of...
- Mainline Watch. // Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity;Oct2007, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p43
This section offers news briefs related to the Christian churches in the U.S. as of October 2007. The United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church U.S.A both reported continuing loss of members. The Evangelical Lutheran Church America also reported that its membership had dropped while...
- HERE I STAND AND HERE, AND HERE: THE ELCA ASSEMBLY. Neuhaus, Richard John // First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec1997, Issue 78, p71
Analyzes the theological integrity of the Lutheran Church. Proposals for unification among other religious denominations introduced by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Information on the theological concept of Lutheranism; Difference between ecclesial and nonecclesial ways of being...
- Across Christendom, churches strengthen ties. Lampman, Jane // Christian Science Monitor;7/6/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 157, p1
Reports that the members of the Episcopal Church in the United States are expected to approve a proposal for a 'full communion' with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, opening the way for sharing sacraments and clergy.
- Catholics in Exile. Klein, Leonard R. // First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May1997, Issue 73, p9
Expresses views on the existence of Sectarian Catholicity in the doctrines of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in the U.S. Congregational structure of the religious denomination; Commitment of the religious denomination to orthodoxy; Threat posed by the ordination of women by the...
- Interchurch journey. // Christian Century;01/24/2001, Vol. 118 Issue 3, p5
Focuses on the joint renewal and communion agreement between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Details on the preaching of Episcopal Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold about the reconciliation of the two churches; Differences between the two religions;...
- Lutheran disquiet. // Christian Century;4/16/86, Vol. 103 Issue 13, p383
Describes the merger of the Lutheran Church in America, the American Lutheran Church and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches to become the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the controversy over its new location and constitution.
- ELCA apologizes for persecution of Anabaptists. // Christian Century;12/12/2006, Vol. 123 Issue 25, p16
The article reports that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has formally apologized for Lutheran persecution of Anabaptists in 16th-century Europe. Descendants of Anabaptist are now found in such religious groups as the Amish, Hutterites, and Mennonites. The Anabaptists trace their roots...
- Financial worries darken ELCA assembly. Lehmann, D.J. // Christian Century;9/20/89, Vol. 106 Issue 26, p804
Reports on the August assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Church financial problems; Decision to remain a part of the World Council of Churches and National Council of Churches; Addressing social issues.