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What Might Catholicism Learn from Orthodoxy in Relation to Collegiality?

Joseph Famerée, SCJ

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/9780199216451.003.0018
What Might Catholicism Learn from Orthodoxy in Relation to Collegiality?

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Understanding the Orthodox notion of collegiality or, more exactly, synodality, requires an understanding the vision of ecclesial communion that flows from Orthodoxy's apophatic and Trinitarian anthropology. This chapter interprets the diverse institutional forms of conciliarity in the East from this perspective. It then asks what Catholicism, especially at the universal level, might learn from Orthodox ecclesiology and institutional functioning in these regards.

Keywords: Orthodox ecclesiology; synodality; conciliarity; Catholicism; Trinitarian anthropology

Chapter.  6647 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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