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Text and Contexts—Hermeneutical Reflections on Receptive Ecumenism

Riccardo Larini

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/9780199216451.003.0008
Text and Contexts—Hermeneutical Reflections on Receptive Ecumenism

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This chapter focuses on the hermeneutical implications of Receptive Ecumenism, through the study of what leads to the rise of theological differences and of what happens when different theological traditions meet. It provides some hints about how to understand and live true reception, from both theoretical and practical points of view, and indicates why academic theology tout court has a lot to benefit from the development of ecumenical hermeneutics.

Keywords: reception; theological traditions; theology; tout court; ecumenical hermeneutics

Chapter.  5774 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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