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Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning

Edited by Paul Murray

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216451
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191712173 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216451.001.0001
Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning

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This book has a fresh strategy for looking at ecumenical engagement — ‘Receptive Ecumenism’ — that is fitted to the challenges of the contemporary context and has already been internationally recognised as making a distinctive and important new contribution to ecumenical thought and practice. Beyond this, the book tests and illustrates this proposal by examining what Roman Catholicism in particular might fruitfully learn from its ecumenical others. Challenging the tendency for ecumenical studies to ask, whether explicitly or implicitly, ‘What do our others need to learn from us?’, this book presents a radical challenge to see ecumenism move forward into action by highlighting the opposite question, ‘What can we learn with integrity from our others?’ This approach is not simply ecumenism as shared mission, or ecumenism as problem-solving and incremental agreement but ecumenism as a vital long-term programme of individual, communal, and structural conversion driven, like the Gospel that inspires it, by the promise of conversion into greater life and flourishing. The aim is for the Christian traditions to become more, not less, than they currently are by learning from, or receiving of, each other's gifts.

Keywords: ecumenical engagement; Roman Catholicism; ecumenical others; shared mission; Gospel

Book.  576 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christian Theology

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Prologue to Part I Acts 2: 1–13 in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning

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Receptive Ecumenism and Catholic Learning—Establishing the Agenda <sup>1</sup> in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning

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Receiving Gifts in Ecumenical Dialogue in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning

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Authentic <i>Learning</i> and <i>Receiving</i>—A Search for Criteria in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning

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Becoming Catholic Persons and Learning to Be a Catholic People in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning

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The Church—A School of Wisdom? <sup>1</sup> in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning

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Text and Contexts—Hermeneutical Reflections on Receptive Ecumenism in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning

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Prologue to Part II Philippians 1: 3–7 in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning

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What Roman Catholics Have to Learn from Anglicans in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning

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