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will introduce the Jewish Orthodox. We will distinguish the Judeo-Chris- tian dialogue at the universal level and at the local level. For the Jewish-Catholic dialogue at the local level, we will examine the situation in France and for the Jew- ish-Orthodox dialogue the situation in Romania. In view of the connection between theology and history, we will mention not only the texts related to this dialogue, but also some events that have favored or slowed it down. Keywords: Nostra aetate, Dialogue Catholic Jews, Orthodox Christians-Jews Dialogue, ecumenic Dialogue

RES 11 (1/2019), p. 120-127 DOI: 10.2478/ress-2019-0008 Ecumenical news / Aktuelles Complex Inter-Orthodox and Ecumenical Dialogue Following the Ukrainian Tomos of Autocephaly Coriolan Mureşan* On the 6th of January 2019 the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Con- stantinople has handed over the Tomos of Autocephaly to Metropolitan Epiphany of the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Patriarch Bartholomew presented the document at a celebration on January 6, after signing it dur- ing a ceremony the previous day. The Patriarch urged the new Church in Ukraine to

Tradition as Renewal: An Old Catholic Perspective on Renewal in Church and Theology Peter Ben Smit* This paper argues that precisely by focusing on the continuation of tradition, Old Catholic theology is able to arrive at theological renewal, especially in an intercultural manner and in ecumenical dialogue. As a case study, this paper considers the recent dialogue between the Union of Utrecht of Old Catholic Church and the Mar Thoma Syrian Church. Keywords: renewal, mission, tradition, ecumenism, old Catholicism, Mar Thoma, intercul- tural theology, church

its beginnings in 1927 until the current time. As an overview of historical circumstances, it critically presents the main document of ecumenical hermeneutics, including its contemporary tendencies and challenges. Special attention is given to the various models of ecumenical hermeneutics, the influence of philosophical hermeneutics, as well the role of hermeneutical questions in the contemporary ecumenical dialogue. Keywords: hermeneutics, ecumenical dialogue, tradition, Church This article deals with the relationship between hermeneutics and ecumeni- cal

* Rev. Dr. Dean Zweck, Lecturer Emeritus in Church History, Australian Lutheran College. Address: 104 Jeffcott St North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia, E-mail: RES 8 (2/2016), p. 206-218 DOI: 10.1515/ress-2016-0017 A Fruitful Dialogue between Lutherans and Catholics in the South Land of the Holy Spirit Dean Zweck* Lutherans and Catholics in Australia have engaged in fruitful ecumenical dialogue for forty years, producing eight documents that have consistently had a view toward reception in the two respective churches. In recent years this

denomination. They viewed Martin Luther’s Reformation not as a renewal of ecclesial life, but as an innovation within Christianity. The ecumenical dialogues have brought about a change in the understanding of Lutheran theology, in the sense that there are some orthodox theologians who have worked out convergent Lutheran doctrines with orthodox theology. Keywords: Reformation, Martin Luther, ecumenical dialogue, Orthodoxy In einem vor wenigen Jahren veröffentlichten Buch – Luther zwischen den Kulturen. Zeitgenossenschaft – Weltwirkung1 – wird das Bild des Reformat- ors

what concerns the relationship between theology and culture, and in what concerns the ecumenical dialogue. Keywords: Christian Hellenism, Patristic Tradition, Church Mission, Georges V. Florovsky Preamble Touching upon the appointment of John Meyendorff (1926-1992) as rector to the St.Vladimir Institute, Bradley Nassif wrote in the Introduc- tion to a volume in his memory that, along with Georges Florovsky and Alexander Schmemann, a triad has taken shape that could be named the American Fathers; he was thus referring directly to the three great Cappado- cian

RES 11 (1/2019), p. 58-75 DOI: 10.2478/ress-2019-0005 Charism and Challenge – Old Catholic Ecumenism and the Appeal to the Early Church Peter-Ben Smit* This paper explores the role of the appeal to the early Church in Old Catholic theology, describing how this appeal has been challenged and further developed through ecumenical dialogue in particular. Noting the various problems involved in this appeal and the manner in which they have been discussed within the Old Catholic (ecumenical) theological discourse, the paper highlights the process of discernment

rites of initiation whereby this participation is bestowed. Furthermore, Basil uses the imagery of light to underscore the corporate nature of both the mystical union between God and the baptized, and the outward expressions of the believers’ lives in the divine light: worship and public witness. In addition to shedding new light on the Basilian notion of Church membership, the study o#ers a fresh outlook into the ecumenical dialogue between the Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church bodies on the theology of initiation. Keywords: Light, illumination, Church

promulgation. Not only that Nostra aetate has been a turning point for the relationships between Catholicism and Judaism, but it has opened and encouraged – of course, along other documents of the council – a whole new perception of one another and of the ecumenical dialogue. The Jewish response to the 50 years Jubilee of Vatican II confirms the ultimately social relevance of the possible collaboration between Christians and Jews in ethical issues. This paper puts at the fore the Nostra aetate as example for the Orthodox Church as well, and draws attention to the many