Agreeable Agreement: An Examination of the Quest for by Minna Hietamäki

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Forde, ed. Joseph A. Burgess and Mark Kolden (Grand Rapids, Mich. and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2004), p. 198. 8. L-RC 1972: 14, 47. 9. Ibid. 15, and esp. 31. Regarding the ministry, see ibid. 54–6, 59. 10. Ibid. 18. 11. Ibid. 18. 12. Ibid. 43. Secondary criteria include, from the Lutheran side, the living Word of preaching and the Confessions of the church as the authoritative interpretation of the gospel, and, from the Catholic side, a reciprocal interaction of official and unofficial charisma and the living faith experiences of Christians; cf.

49 Returning to the context of the Malta Report, one has to note that the proposal of ‘a certain convergence’ between the Lutheran and the Catholic organizing principles is relatively modest. In addition, it does not have an essential role in the actual agreement spelled out in the report. The hierarchy of truth functions more, as proposed in Unitatis redintegratio 11, as a medium to facilitate discussion. The ecclesial consequences of ‘the centre of the gospel’ and the hierarchy of truths are not necessarily identical because they are dependent on additional theological convictions external to the principle itself.

14. Ibid. 24, 39. 15. Ibid. 57–8. 16. Ibid. 24–5. In Martens’ view, ‘the centre of the gospel’ is used in the same sense as the Lutheran principle ‘the centre of the scriptures’; cf. Gottfried Martens, Die Rechtfertigung des Sünders – Rettungshandeln Gottes oder historisches Interpretament? (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1992), pp. 195–9. 17. L-RC 1972: 25. 18. The document refers to church teaching mainly as doctrine but also uses notions of dogma and confession (Bekenntnis) in reference to the temporal explications of the gospel.

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