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Authentic <i>Learning</i> and <i>Receiving</i>—A Search for Criteria

Ladislas Örsy, SJ

in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216451
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191712173 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216451.003.0004
Authentic Learning and Receiving—A Search for Criteria

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Receptive learning among Christian churches is authentic only when it is marked by truth and transfused by prudence. A community that is intent on receptive learning must first learn about valuable insights and praiseworthy practices in another church, and only then can the community receive them into its existing tradition. To bring such a process to a good resolution requires norms for authenticity. This chapter discusses these norms, specifically, preserving identity, true and false reception, and prudent and imprudent reception.

Keywords: receptive learning; receiving; healing; Roman Catholicism; Christianity; Catholic Church

Chapter.  5490 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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