Saturday, December 13, 2008

Evangelicals Lose Ecumenical Friend in Catholic Theologian's Death

The passing of Roman Catholic theologian Cardinal Dulles calls attention to the ecumenical efforts of Evangelical Chuck Colson and Evangelicals and Catholics Together

From Christianity Today

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., best known among evangelicals for his ecumenical work with Evangelicals and Catholics Together, died at 6:30 this morning at a Jesuit infirmary in Bronx, New York, first reported by In All Things, the blog of national Catholic weekly America. His health had been failing from the effects of childhood polio. He was 90 years old.

"This is a very serious blow to the whole Christian movement," said Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship and co-founder of ECT. "I am deeply grieved by Cardinal Dulles' passing."

Dulles had been highly active in ECT, an ecumenical group of 10 evangelical and 10 Catholic theologians first convened by Colson and Richard Neuhaus in 1994, since its inception and never missed a meeting until last year.

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