Tear Down These Walls: Following Jesus into Deeper Unity (Cascade, 2021), John H. Armstrong 

This is a beautifully written book on Christ’s call for Christian unity, its title derived from President Reagan’s famous and effective challenge regarding the Berlin Wall. John Armstrong, scholar, pastor, and ardent ecumenist, uses his own unfolding experience to elaborate the gospel foundation for ecumenism. He emphasizes (as does Pope Francis) that the church’s mission to the world should be a powerful unifying factor, helping the churches to transcend their differences and conflicts while retaining a healthy diversity. Armstrong calls this “missional ecumenism.” His study offers strong and well-grounded biblical, and theological reflections emanating from his own faith journey. 

Donald Senior, OP
The Bible Today, September/October 2022

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