German Statement on Reformation and Justification

on June 23rd, 2014 by admin | 1 Comment »

The German text Cardinal Kasper refers to in the post below is here.  I haven’t read it yet, but, assuming the Cardinal Kasper is correct, I would say it is a bad ecumenical sign if such an extensive text (over 100 pages) makes no reference to the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification,  To a degree, such an omission reflects the fact that the United churches that make up a large minority of the Evangelical Church in Germany were not a part of the JDDJ process.  It also reflects, I would guess, the way the doctrine of justification is understood in contemporary German Protestant theology.  More on that later.

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