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Church and World Encounter: The Evangelical Academies in Germany and Their Meaning for the Ecumenical Church
Church and World Encounter The Evangelical Academies in Germany and Their Meaning for the Ecumenical Church Author:Lee J. Gable Each year American Christians hear more about the growing importance of the Evangelical Academies in Germany. Few, however, understand the inner workings of the Academies. The author, who was privileged to study the Evangelical Academies firsthand during a sabbatical year abroad, gives in this book an interpretation of their meaning and importan... more »ce for the American churches.
The Evangelical Academies are places of meeting, of discussion, of meditation, and of research. They confront modern man with the gospel where he works and lives. There is no single pattern in American for such encounter, though there is a rising tide of lay-directed movements here. Whatever the means, ways must be found to escape the walls that we have built around our Christian witnesses in America. The Evangelical Academies in Germany and the laymen whose leadership has made them a new force in the church have much to teach not only American Christians but also all other branches of the ecumenical church.« less