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Receptive Ecumenism and Recent Initiatives in the Catholic Church's Dialogues with the Anglican Communion and the World Methodist Council

Donald Bolen

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/9780199216451.003.0023
Receptive Ecumenism and Recent Initiatives in the Catholic Church's Dialogues with the Anglican Communion and the World Methodist Council

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This chapter begins by looking at the methodologies adopted and developed within the Roman Catholic Church's dialogues with the Anglican Communion and the World Methodist Council, reflecting on aspects attentive to ecumenical learning, and which to some degree could be adapted or replicated in other contexts. It looks at recent initiatives within Anglican–Roman Catholic relations, in particular, the work of the International Anglican–Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission, as a means of bridging the gaps mentioned above. It then considers recent developments in Methodist–Catholic relations, focusing on a mutual exchange of gifts in the most recent statement of the Joint International Commission for Dialogue Between the World Methodist Council and the Roman Catholic Church. Finally, the chapter offers concluding reflections on Receptive Ecumenism in the light of these dialogues.

Keywords: dialogue; Catholic Church; Anglican Communion; World Methodist Council; ecumenical learning

Chapter.  6026 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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