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Ecumenism Research Guide: Home

A Research guide for the topic of Ecumenism

Key Databases for Ecumenism

Journals on Ecumenism

Researching Ecumenism

World Council of Churches Document Center
Free, downloadable copies of many of the WCC's policies, addresses, and meeting minutes. A wealth of primary source material!

National Council of Churches
NCC's website is not particularly useful. Policy statements can be found on the "Common Witness" page. If you are interested in visiting the official archives of the NCC, you can do so in Philadelphia, as it's hosted by the National Archives of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Please check their website for information on using the archives.

Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism (requires free registration)
GlobeTheoLib is a vast resource on ecumenism and ethics, including over 2,000,000 full-text items. This digital library is created and maintained by the World Council of Churches. It contains both scholarly material as well as material uploaded by researchers, as well as news items, etc.

US Conference of Catholic Bishops
Ecumenical Documents and News Releases from the Catholic Church in the US.

"Martin Luther in the Ecumenical Movement," by Sarah Hinlicky Wilson, in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. 2016.

Useful Search Terms for Databases:

While links here go to the library catalog, you can use these phrases in any of the library's many databases.
"Relation with other churches"
"Church Unity"
"[person] and Ecumenism"
     e.g.: "Zwingli and Ecumenism"
"[denomination] and other churches"
"Christian Unity Movements"
"Ecumenical movement"
"WCC" or "NCC"
World Council of Churches
National Council of Churches
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
American Home Missionary Society

Books on Ecumenism
Call Numbers and Titles:

BV 186 
     Ecumenical Worship
BX 1 to BX 9.5
     Global Ecumenism (WCC, etc.)
BX 1779 to BX 1788
      Catholic Church and ecumenism
BX5925 to 5928
     Episcopal church and ecumenism
     Lutherans and ecumenism
     Methodists and ecumenism
     Puritans and other churches
      "Reformed and Calvinist" and other churches


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