The American Church that Might Have Been:A History of the Consultation on Church Union (2020)

The American Church that Might Have Been:A History of the Consultation on Church Union Keith Watkins Michael Kinnamon The American Church that Might Have Been A History of the Consultation on Church Union During a forty year period ending in leaders of major American churches tried to unite their members ministries and public service in a new church they named A Church of Christ Uniting Partici
  • Title: The American Church that Might Have Been:A History of the Consultation on Church Union
  • Author: Keith Watkins Michael Kinnamon
  • ISBN: 9781625644312
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
The American Church that Might Have Been:A History of the Consultation on Church Union Keith Watkins Michael Kinnamon During a forty year period ending in 2002, leaders of major American churches tried to unite their members, ministries, and public service in a new church they named A Church of Christ Uniting Participating in this movement were four Methodist Churches, the Episcopal Church, the nation s largest Presbyterian Church, the United Church of Christ, the Christian Church DisciDuring a forty year period ending in 2002, leaders of major American churches tried to unite their members, ministries, and public service in a new church they named A Church of Christ Uniting Participating in this movement were four Methodist Churches, the Episcopal Church, the nation s largest Presbyterian Church, the United Church of Christ, the Christian Church Disciples of Christ , and the International Council of Community Churches With a membership of close to twenty million, this church would have been spread throughout the nation fully than any other church except the Roman Catholic Leaders of the movement believed that this union would enable church members to experience their Christian life fully It would heal divisions that had existed since the Protestant Reformation 450 years earlier and displace the denominational system that was increasingly dysfunctional By coming together in a new way, these churches could work effectively at overcoming problems in American life especially the challenges related to racism Although the Consultation on Church Union COCU closed before converting its vision into a new form of the church, it had a significant effect on these churches and the nation This is a story that needs to be remembered.
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  1. Robert D. Cornwall

    Fifty four years ago the stated clerk national administrative leader of the United Presbyterian church was invited to preach at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco by the Bishop of California, James Pike In that historic sermon Eugene Carson Blake cast a vision of a new united Protestant church that would be both catholic and reformed He suggested that the Presbyterians and Episcopalians invite the Methodists and the United Church of Christ to join in this venture along with any others who might sh [...]

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