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Title: Lutheran/Roman Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017
Subtitle: From Conflict to Communion
Author(s): DIETER, Theodor
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 40    Issue: 1   Date: 2017   
Pages: 3-13
DOI: 10.2143/LS.40.1.3206242

Abstract :
The article first analyzes the twofold remembrance of the Reformation that is proposed by the Lutheran/Roman Catholic document 'From Conflict to Communion', corresponding to two meanings of the word ‘Reformation’, one with joy and gratitude, the other with lament and repentance. Second, since every commemoration of the Reformation should also look into the future, the article comments on the five ecumenical imperatives for continuing the journey to communion that the document presents. The document’s proposal for a Catholic/Lutheran commemoration of the Reformation was realized by the historic Common Prayer in the Lund Cathedral on October 31, 2016, jointly led by the leadership of the LWF and Pope Francis. The significance and structure of the Lund liturgy and its relation to that document are highlighted in the third part of the article.

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