No Better Words
Strictly speaking, “ecumenical” and “orthodox” are properties peculiar to Christ’s one, true Church, so their employment to describe a journal of discussion is admittedly unusual and solicits comment.
Touchstone was begun by a very serious group of independent evangelical Protestants who “grieved for the affliction of Joseph.” Their hearts were pricked by two points in particular: their own canonical separation from other Christians and the alarming disintegration of doctrine among American Christians generally. The first point urged an attention to ecumenism, while the second prompted a solicitude for orthodoxy. As “A Journal of Ecumenical Orthodoxy,” the new publication would address both concerns.
During the ensuing years, nearly all . . .