In October 2014, Pope Francis told a group of evangelical Protestant leaders visiting him at the Vatican, "We each have in our churches excellent theologians. That's another way to walk together also. But we shouldn't wait for them to reach agreement!" One Hope: Re-Membering the Body of Christ is a resource to help local Christian communities walk together, recognizing and nourishing unity at a grass-roots level as we mark the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation.
The essays in One Hope are the product of an intense collaborative process by six gifted scholars and pastoral leaders, three Lutheran and three Catholic. They explore experiences and activities that Catholics and Lutherans share and which connect to the living of their faith in embodied ways: breathing, eating, singing, forgiving, serving, and dying. One Hope will serve as a welcome resource for adult faith formation and parish discussion groups made up of Catholics, Lutherans, members of other denominations, or combinations thereof. Discussion questions conclude each chapter.
104 pages, paperback