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Oxford 1937: The Universal Christian Council for Life and Work Conference (Studien zur Interkulturellen Geschichte des Christentums/Etudes d'Histoire . in the Intercultural History of Christianity)

Smith, Graeme

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ISBN 10: 3631522320 / ISBN 13: 9783631522325
Published by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers
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Series: Studien zur Interkulturellen Geschichte des Christentums/Etudes d'Histoire Interculturelle de Christianisme/Studies in the Intercultural History of Christianity. Num Pages: 274 pages. BIC Classification: HB; HRAM2; HRCJ; HRCX; HRCX7. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 150 x 210 x 16. Weight in Grams: 372. . 2004. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783631522325

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Title: Oxford 1937: The Universal Christian Council...

Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers

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The Oxford 1937 Life and Work Conference is a highly important event in the history of the ecumenical movement. It met at a time of international political crisis. Within two years the world would be at war. The churches in Europe and North America were confronted by the rise of totalitarian regimes, especially in Germany and Russia. Led by Joseph Oldham the conference delegates analysed this crisis theologically. They understood totalitarian regimes to be a form of political religion adopted by people whose lives lacked meaning and purpose. The advent of secularism had removed Christian belief and practice from the West and humanity turned to false and pagan religions to fill the void. Oxford 1937 was a call to the churches to reassert themselves against this secular and pagan challenge.

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The Author: Graeme Smith is Dean of Non-Residential Training at St Michael’s College, Llandaff, and a member of Cardiff University’s Faculty of Theological Studies.

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