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Extra resources for Agreeable Agreement: An Examination of the Quest for Consensus in Ecumenical Dialogue (Ecclesiological Investigations)
Church and Justification’s agreement is based on an argument of compatibility between Lutheran and Roman Catholic teaching and tradition. In this document ‘compatibility’ means ‘not conflicting’ or ‘not incompatible’. 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.
This was the third document of the Lutheran– Roman Catholic dialogue after Ways to Community and Facing Unity to address ecclesiological questions. Church and Justification contributed to the discussion by explicating both the theological foundation of the common ecclesiological vision and the specific place of justification in it. 93 The document has two parts. 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.
3. On the question of equality in ecumenical dialogue, see Evans, Method, p. 76. Cf. RC-WCC 1975: 42. 4. L-RC 1966: 5, 7b. 5. , 8. 6. See L-RC 1972: 7. 7. Lindbeck describes the general approach of the Malta Report as ‘appealing directly to modernism’ in trying to explain its basic methodological approach, that is, limiting to a basic or fundamental consensus without discussion of ‘an indefinite number of ways of describing or picturing salvation’; see George A. Lindbeck, ‘Justification and Atonement: An Ecumenical Trajectory’, in By Faith Alone: Essays on Justification in Honor of Gerhard O.