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A guide for finding resources in the area of Ecumenism

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Check the UofT Library Catalogue for resources in Ecumenism. Here are some Subject Headings to search under:

  • Ecumenical Movement
  • Ecumenical Movement History
  • Christian Union
  • Christian Union History


Here is a selection of books on ecumenism in the UofT Library Catalogue to get you started:


Receptive Ecumenism as Transformative Ecclesial Learning: Walking the Way to a Church Re-formed (2022) (print & online)

J. H. Oldham and George Bell: Ecumenical Pioneers (2022)

History of the Desire for Christian Unity: Ecumenism in the Churches (19th-21st century) (2021)

A House of Living Stones: The Ecumenical Vision of the World Council of Churches (2021)

The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies (2021)  (print & online)

Ecumenical Perspectives Five Hundred Years after Luther's Reformation (2021) (online)

Gathered in my Name: Ecumenism in the World Church (2020)

Ecumenism and Independency in World Christianity (2020)

With Courage and Compassion: Women and the Ecumenical Movement (2020)  (print & online)

Ecumenical adventure (2019)

Leaning into the Spirit: Ecumenical Perspectives on Discernment and Decision-making in the Church (2019)  (print & online)

Toward a Common Future: Ecumenical Reception and a New Consensus (2019)

Ecumenism: A Guide for the Perplexed (2017)  (print & online)

Pathways for Ecclesial Dialogue in the Twenty-First Century: Revisiting Ecumenical Method (2016)  (print & online)

 A Light to the Nations: The Indian Presence in the Ecumenical Movement in the Twentieth Century (2016)

Ecumenism Today: The Universal Church in the 21st Century (2016) (online)

One Body in Christ: Ecumenical Snapshots (2015)  (print & online)

 No Turning Back: The Future of Ecumenism (2014)  (print & online)

 In God's Reconciling Grace: Prayer and Reflection Texts for Christian Reconciliation and Unity (2014)

Theology in Service to the Church: Global and Ecumenical Perspectives (2014)

Wounded Visions: Unity, Justice, and Peace in the World Church after 1968 (2013)

Celebrating a Century of Ecumenism: Exploring the Achievements of International Dialogue: In Commemoration of the Centenary of the 1910 Edinburgh World Missionary Conference (2012)

Sustaining the Hope for Unity: Ecumenical Dialogue in a Postmodern World (2012)

Harvesting the Fruits: Basic Aspects of Christian Faith in Ecumenical Dialogue (2009)

A Century of Prayer for Christian Unity (2009)

The New Ecumenism: How the Catholic Church after Vatican II Took Over the Leadership of the World Ecumenical Movement (2009)

Liturgies for Christian Unity: The First Hundred Years [1908-2008] (2008)

The Ecumenical Movement at a Crossroads After Sixty Years: What Does 'Amsterdam 1948' Mean for Us Today (2008)

Ecumenical Reception: Its Challenge and Opportunity (2007)

Taking Christian Unity Seriously (2007)

Receive One Another: Hospitality in Ecumenical Perspective (2005)

Ecumenical Dialogue (2005)

A History of the Ecumenical Movement. Volume 3, 1968-2000 (2004)

A History of the Ecumenical Movement in Asia (2004)

Rethinking Ecumenism: Strategies for the 21st Century (2004)

The Ecumenical Movement: An Introductory History (2004)  (print & online)

 The Unity We Have and the Unity We Seek: Ecumenical Prospects for the Third Millennium (2003)

Essays on Ecumenism (2003)

Creative Ecumenical Education: Learning From One Another (2002)

Introducing the World Council of Churches. rev. ed. (2001)

Bringing Churches Together: A Popular Introduction to Ecumenism (2001)

Reformed and Ecumenical: On Being Reformed in Ecumenical Encounters (2000)

Introduction to Ecumenism (1998)  (print & online)

 Ecumenical Pilgrims: Profiles of Pioneers in Christian Reconciliation (1995)

A History of the Ecumenical Movement. Volume 2, 1948-1968. (1970)

A History of the Ecumenical Movement, 1517-1948, 2nd ed. (1967)