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Receptive Catholic Learning Through Methodist—Catholic Dialogue

Michael E. Putney

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/9780199216451.003.0011
Receptive Catholic Learning Through Methodist—Catholic Dialogue

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This chapter looks at the Methodist–Catholic dialogue over the past forty years to show the relationship between divided Christians and the potential for a new way of reconciling them. The most recent phase of the dialogue sought to harvest the work of previous phases and, in the light of what has been achieved, to deepen and extend the recognition that each communion is able to offer the other. A deliberate attempt has been made to describe the elements of each communion which represent to the others' eyes, genuine elements of the church of Christ. This recognition is of an extraordinary depth and breadth which none would have imagined even a few decades ago.

Keywords: Catholics; Methodists; ecumenical relationships; Roman Catholicism; Methodism; Christians

Chapter.  5808 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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