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date: 15 November 2018

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This article examines the relevance of the doctrine of the Trinity for modern ecumenism. It explains that the doctrine of the Trinity has featured prominently in modern ecumenical conversation because theologians and Church leaders have engaged in bilateral and multilateral dialogues have drawn upon the rich seam of Trinitarian thought. It shows how the agreement of Christians regarding the doctrine of the Trinity has stimulated efforts to extend this agreement to other areas of faith and practice informed by Trinitarian reflection. It also evaluates important contributions in this regard by George Lindbeck and Robert Jenson, among others.

Keywords: ecumenism, Trinity, Trinitarian thought, theologians, Church leaders, George Lindbeck, Robert Jenson

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