Unity, Ecumenism and Inculturation in the Worship of the Uniting Church in Australia

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The chapter addresses the extent to which the worship of the Uniting Church in Australia has maintained internal unity, unity with other denominations and has reflected local inculturation. Internal unity has been acheived to a certain extent and will continue to be achieved if the Uniting Church can maintain its focus on the 'common worship, witness and service' of its Basis of Union. Formal worship resources have allowed for unconscious ecumenism at the level of practice, particularly in the administration of sacraments and pastoral services. Experimentation with local inculturation has occurred but should be disciplined by the application of Reformed and Evangelical principles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChristian Worship in Australia
Subtitle of host publicationInculturating the Liturgical Tradition
EditorsStephen Burns, Anita Monro
Place of PublicationStrathfield, NSW
PublisherSt Pauls Publications
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781921472107
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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