Liturgy & Reunion

What Ecumenism Can Learn at the Altar

The late Methodist liturgical scholar James White once said: “Why teach ecumenism when you can teach liturgy?” White knew whereof he spoke, having taught for decades at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and then at the University of Notre Dame. How we worship as Christians, the liturgy itself, may be one of the most fruitful ways to engage ecumenical consensus, especially as enthusiasm for church unity has waned so severely in recent...

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About the Author

John F. Baldovin, SJ, teaches liturgy and sacraments at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. His latest book is Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics (Liturgical Press).

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