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Organizational Factors Inhibiting Receptive Catholic Learning

Thomas J. Reese, 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/9780199216451.003.0028
Organizational Factors Inhibiting Receptive Catholic Learning

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This chapter identifies and reflects upon the organizational factors militating against receptive ecumenical learning within Roman Catholicism. It argues that Roman Catholicism has reached a plateau on which it will be stuck for some time into the future. This may have been all right in the days when the world changed at a glacial rate, but today political, cultural, and social changes occur at light speed. The church can no longer take decades or centuries to respond to change. The future of the church and any programme of Receptive Ecumenism and Catholic Learning must be based on faith, hope, and love.

Keywords: receptive ecumenical learning; Roman Catholics; parish; priests; bishops; theological; Vatican; faith; hope; love

Chapter.  4798 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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