Witnessing Together – Who, What and to Whom? The Concept of Witness in 'Together Towards Life' and 'The Church: Towards a Common Vision'

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‘Witness’ belongs to the central vocabulary of contemporary ecumenism. Despite its ecumenically significant role the concept has not been defined in ecumenical dialogues, neither analysed in academic research. Already a rough mapping of dialogue documents shows that the concept is used in various ways and contexts but not in a coherent or conscious way. This article studies the meaning of ‘witness’ in two ecumenical documents issued by the World Council of Churches, ‘Together towards Life. Mission and Evangelism in Changing Landscapes’ (2012) and ‘The Church: Towards a Common Vision’ (2013). Both documents see witness as the characteristically Christian way of participating in the mission of the Triune God but give it different roles in the life of the church.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiEcclesiology
Vuosikerta15
Numero3
Sivut261–282
Sivumäärä22
ISSN1744-1366
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 11 syyskuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

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