Ecumenical Vision and Evangelical Imagination

Lee E. Snook

Article Type: Perspective

Publication Date: 7/1/1990

Issue: Church Talk: Slogans and Shibboleths (Vol. 10, No 3, Summer, 1990)

The center of our conversation is the proposed document entitled “Ecumenism: The Vision of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.” Can we really call this document the “vision”? A vision should be able to capture the interest, the support, the imagination of the whole people of God, the ordinary folk who are one with us in the church. We would not have a vision, but only one version of ecumenism, which would be interesting to no one except the privileged ones whose ecclesiastical legalese excludes me from the conversation.

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