Come, Let Us Eat Together!
Sacraments and the Unity of the Church
April 6-7, 2017
The latter part of the twentieth century witnessed a tremendous surge of interest in the unity of the Church. Ecumenical conversations proliferated as theologians, ministers, and lay people from every Christian tradition wrestled with what it means to be the “one” Church of Jesus Christ in the midst of such undeniable diversity and disunity. Despite such efforts, these questions remain among the more pressing theological issues today.
The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation provides a powerful opportunity to reflect further on the nature of Christian unity and the extent to which we can and should manifest that unity in the world today.
One central question that remains is the extent to which Christ’s church can and should be unified through the sacraments today. What is sacramental unity? Can we really achieve sacramental unity today? If so, what issues must we address and what practices must we embody to make progress toward that end? Plenary papers will address these questions among others as we reflect together on the unity of the body of Christ in the world today.
Event co-sponsored with:
The People's Book:Reformation and the Bible - 2016 Conference
The Image of God in an Image Driven Age - 2015 Conference
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