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Reunion

ROWAN STRONG

in Alexander Forbes of Brechin

Published in print February 1995 | ISBN: 9780198263579
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682605 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263579.003.0006
Reunion

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This chapter explores the different attempts at a Christian reunion during Forbes's time. On 8 September 1857, a small group met in the London chambers of Revd F. G. Lee to vote into existence the Association for the Promotion of the Unity of Christendom. The Association was dedicated to the corporate reunion of the so-called Catholic branches of the Church: Roman, Orthodox, and Anglican. It survived until the 1920s, although its membership was predominantly Anglican. Forbes's involvement marked the beginning of an intense personal concern for Catholic reunion that became one of the driving forces of the rest of his life. At various times during the last two decades of his life, he demonstrated an awareness of the Orthodox Churches. However, the central focus of his attention remained a reunion with Rome.

Keywords: Bonn conference; Christian reunion; Döllinger; Association; Anglicanism; Catholic branches; Orthodox Church; Roman Church

Chapter.  16195 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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