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Monday, January 29, 2007

Mennonites and Classical Theology...


Mennonite theologian A. James Reimer says, "Nicene Orthodoxy needs to be retrieved by the Christian church in general and by the Mennonite Church in particular as a way of remaining faithful to the Bible, as a way of preserving the essential tenets of the Christian faith within a post-biblical context, and as a theological framework for contemporary ethics."
"...I believe we need to enter vigorously into conversation with other theological traditions like Eastern Orthodoxy, which can teach us much in this regard. These other traditions, however, may also be able to learn something in turn from the Radical Protestant emphasis on personal and social ethics based on a particular Reading of the Gospels...."
A. James Reimer, Mennonites and Classical Theology: Dogmatic Foundations for Christian Ethics (Kitchener, ON: Pandora Press & Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2001), 249.
In the spirit of these words of James Reimer, another dialogue is being planned for March 3, 2007.
Interpreting the Bible: Voices from Two Traditions
Mennonite/Orthodox Ecumenical Dialogue
March 3, 2007
1:30-3:00 pm
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
64 Hershey Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603
More information on this event can be found at the SMC website.

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