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Teaching and Learning Ecclesial Partnership For several years now, I have been offering a one-hour "Readings in Theology" course in which students read as one of the primary texts the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ), (3) which was signed by the Roman Catholic Church and Lutheran World Federation, 31 October 1999.
Such high level responsibilities over two and a half decades tender him eminently qualified to record the history of the Holy See's multiple contributions to the signing of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification that is the primary focus of this valuable study.
In this book his focus is neither the "far reaching consensus," which the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification exposed, nor the nonapplicability today of sixteenth-century anathemas (pp.
The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification is an official attempt by the Vatican and the Lutheran World Federation to make a brief compendium of the results attained in more than thirty years of Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue.
Canada's celebrations coincided with the signing of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification in Augsburg, Germany, on October 31--known to Protestants as Reformation Day.
Given the centuries of Lutheran-Roman Catholic polemics about justification, it was a remarkable, if not providential, achievement of ecumenical dialogue that, on October 31, 1999, official representatives of the Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church formally signed a Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification in Augsburg, a German city long associated with the primary Lutheran confession of faith: Confessio Augustana (1530).
He shows the ecumenical ventures of the ELCA, its successes and struggles, such as disagreement by some on the historic episcopate and the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.
Some leaders of the Lutheran federation said then they had hoped for more progress on the issue of the eucharist after the LWF and the Roman Catholic church signed, in 1999, a joint declaration on the doctrine of justification, one of the most divisive issues at the time of the Reformation.