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The de-Christianization of many Western societies has not encouraged a movement towards Christian unity. Instead, new lines of division have emerged, ones which ecclesial structures have been unable to navigate without new forms of Christian conflict. This talk will examine some of the dynamics at work in this newly divisive context, and analyze elements that inform alternative ecumenical witness, such as the Chemin Neuf Community.

Ephraim Radner is Professor of Historical Theology at Wycliffe College, an evangelical seminary of the Anglican tradition at the University of Toronto. He is the author and editor of several books on ecclesiology, ecumenism, Scriptural hermeneutics, pneumatology, and the character of the human creature, most recently A Time to Keep (2016), Time and the Word (2016), and Church (2017). A former church worker in Burundi and an Anglican priest, he has also served several parishes in the United States. He has been active in the affairs of the global Anglican Communion. He continues to visit, consult, and teach in various parts of the world, including Asia and Africa.

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