By Minna Hietamäki
Spirit ownership is a phenomenon that regularly elicits a reaction of worry, specific in those people who are unaware of its which means and position inside its specific non secular and cultural traditions. ownership via divine beings (such as spirits or gods) is, however, a key perform in religions all over the world. it's for that reason vital to realize an knowing of this custom in its cultural context earlier than attempting to improve a much broader idea approximately it. This interesting publication comprises numerous case stories that current new interpretations of spirit ownership around the world. The authors exhibit the variety of attainable interpretations and methodological techniques that offer a brand new perception into the knowledge of ownership and trance.
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The text is based on two differing forms of ‘negative compatibility’. The first form of compatibility is conditional. It states that there is no fundamental difference between Lutheran and Roman Catholic forms of thought and therefore they are potentially compatible. The second form of compatibility concerns the relation between individual theological positions and the critical instance of the doctrine of justification. Theological positions are compatible if they do not contradict the doctrine of justification.
18 The document does take a position on perceiving doctrinal statements as historically mediated explications of the gospel and thus something secondary. 19 The Malta Report and the ‘centre of the gospel ’ The theological method in the Malta Report reflected the theological trends of the time. 20 The frame of reference of the document is historical. Truth is intrinsically bound up with the historical context of the time. The common response to the challenges of the present time becomes a question of 24 Agreeable Agreement extreme importance; the truth of the gospel is reachable only through a reinterpretation appropriate to contemporary time and place.
The first part explains the Lutheran and Roman Catholic positions and provides a new interpretation of their relationship. In the second part, an agreement is structured on the basis of the redefined relationship. The argumentation as a whole is shaped by two theologically motivated reservations the Lutheran position has towards the Catholic position and vice versa. The Catholic reservations ask whether the Lutheran understanding of justification does not diminish the reality of the church. 94 These theological reservations have been distilled into a series of questions, which either contradict or challenge the outright classical theological thinking of the other communion.
Agreeable Agreement: An Examination of the Quest for Consensus in Ecumenical Dialogue (Ecclesiological Investigations) by Minna Hietamäki