Date of Award

Fall 2006

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Hinze, Bradford

Second Advisor

Firer Hinze, Christine

Third Advisor

Hughson, Thomas


The genesis of the modern ecumenical movement in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries can be traced to three important concepts: witness, mission, and identity. A concern for the church's witness to an increasingly modernized world guided the efforts that would become the modern ecumenical movement. Typically, those efforts would emphasize either the mission or the identity of the church over the other...



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