By Minna Hietamäki
Spirit ownership is a phenomenon that regularly elicits a reaction of worry, specific in those people who are unaware of its which means and position inside its specific non secular and cultural traditions. ownership through divine beings (such as spirits or gods) is, however, a key perform in religions around the globe. it's consequently very important to realize an knowing of this tradition in its cultural context earlier than attempting to increase a much broader thought approximately it. This interesting booklet includes numerous case reviews that current new interpretations of spirit ownership around the world. The authors express the variety of attainable interpretations and methodological methods that supply a brand new perception into the knowledge of ownership and trance.
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For critique see Schieffer, Von Schauenburg nach Leuenberg, pp. 586–91. 35. CPCE 1973: 2; Martens, Die Rechtfertigung, 218. 36. A strong connection between the form of agreement and ecclesiology can make it difficult to apply the agreement outside the ecclesiological context; see Robert W. Jenson, ‘The Leuenberg Agreement in the North American Context’, in The Leuenberg Agreement and 40 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. Agreeable Agreement Lutheran Reformed Relationships: Evaluations by North-American and European Theologians, ed.
A third basic feature has to do with the method of coming to an agreement. The methodology has developed through the dialogue and has therefore undergone various changes. It is characterized by an intention to clear up misunderstandings and to strive for truth. It is executed through comparison and explanation. The central focus of the method is to expose the intended meaning of particular doctrines, to evaluate what is meant by their correspondence with the ‘fundament’ and by their compatibility with the teaching of the other communion.
38 As has been shown, the Malta Report’s idea of ‘the centre of the gospel’ remains somewhat ambiguous and in its strong resemblance to the Leuenberg Agreement is also potentially controversial. There is also a significant difference between the Leuenberg Agreement and the Malta Report. 39 The Malta Report’s form of consensus depends not only on the interpretation of ‘the centre of the gospel’, but also on the proposed conformity with the ‘hierarchy of truths’. The hierarchy of truths, as the ‘centre of the gospel’, is relatively new as a concept but refers to a number of earlier theological ideas.
Agreeable Agreement: An Examination of the Quest for Consensus in Ecumenical Dialogue (Ecclesiological Investigations) by Minna Hietamäki