Civil Religion and the Ecumenical Endeavor

Craig M. Watts

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1988

Issue: Our National Self-Understanding (Vol. 8, No 3, Summer, 1988)

Those who are committed to the ecumenical endeavor must contend not only with forces that are straightforwardly divisive, but also with those which purport to be unitive. For not all forms of unity are compatible with the church’s quest for oneness. In fact some expressions of unity present additional obstacles to ecumenism. This is true in the case of American civil religion.

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