This collection of essays offers a framework for reflection and study by United Methodist laity, clergy, and seminarians seeking to live into our faith’s commitment to ecumenism and
The vision and voices of writers from around the world are indispensable in understanding the biblical, historical, and theological basis for ecumenical and interreligious work. The writers are Warner H. Brown, Jr. Sudarshana Devadhar, Gaspar Joao Domingos, Adam Hamilton, Benjamin L. Hartley, Hee Soo Jung, Gladys Mangiduyos, Glen A. Messer II, Bruce R. Ough, Stephen Sidorak, Jr., Mary Ann Swenson, and Rosemarie Wenner.
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“This sparkling book celebratesthe wide-armed embrace of God’s love. Drawing from personal stories,historical narratives, texts of the Wesleyan and United Methodisttraditions, and biblical
witness, the authors challenge people to ponderecumenical and interreligious relations. They offer perspectives andquestions that are deeply biblical and Wesleyan and are urgent in aworld
torn by conflict. They shine light on polarizations andpossibilities in the United Methodist Church, the Christian Churchuniversal, and the whole human family. The book is an invitation
toreflect but, more important, to pause and appreciate the largesse ofGod’s love that binds people across chasms of difference.”
—Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore
Boston University School of Theology
“Thisbook is a wonderful resource for all who take seriously the prayer forunity Jesus prayed in John 17:20-21. The authors represent a richdiversity of voices from across the globe, all calling us to focus onthat which binds us together in love. I heartily recommend this book toall who are interested in building bridges of unity.”
—Dr. Clayton Oliphint
Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Richardson, Texas
"Iurge all United Methodists to read Celebrating God’s Love inpreparation for the 2016 General Conference, because it serves as avaluable reminder of our commitment to ecumenical and interreligiousrelationships and dialogue."
President and General Secretary
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA