Ecumenism as the Shared Practice of a Peculiar Identity

Walter Brueggemann

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1998

Issue: Ecumenism and Mission (Vol. 18, No 2, Spring, 1998)

An examination of ancient Israel’s response to imperial domination suggests ways in which the church might assert its odd identity in a culture in which it is no longer dominant. The present ecumenical task of the churches is to recognize a unity found in an odd identity for an odd vocation in a world deeply organized against gospel oddity.

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