Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning: Exploring a Way for Contemporary Ecumenism

Paperback | June 5, 2010

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This volume proposes a fresh strategy for ecumenical engagement - 'Receptive Ecumenism' - that is fitted to the challenges of the contemporary context and has already been internationally recognised as making a distinctive and important new contribution to ecumenical thought and practice.Beyond this, the volume tests and illustrates this proposal by examining what Roman Catholicism in particular might fruitfully learn from its ecumenical others.Challenging the tendency for ecumenical studies to ask, whether explicitly or implicitly, 'What do our others need to learn from us?', this volume presents a radical challenge to see ecumenism move forward into action by highlighting the opposite question 'What can we learn with integrity from ourothers?' This approach is not simply ecumenism as shared mission, or ecumenism as problem-solving and incremental agreement but ecumenism as a vital long-term programme of individual, communal and structural conversion driven, like the Gospel that inspires it, by the promise of conversion into greater lifeand flourishing. The aim is for the Christian traditions to become more, not less, than they currently are by learning from, or receiving of, each other's gifts.The 32 original essays that have been written for this unique volume explore these issues from a wide variety of denominational and disciplinary perspectives, drawing together ecclesiologists, professional ecumenists, sociologists, psychologists, and organizational experts.

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This volume proposes a fresh strategy for ecumenical engagement - 'Receptive Ecumenism' - that is fitted to the challenges of the contemporary context and has already been internationally recognised as making a distinctive and important new contribution to ecumenical thought and practice.Beyond this, the volume tests and illustrates th...

Paul Murray is Lecturer, Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:570 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:June 5, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AbbreviationsNotes on ContributorsI: Vision and PrinciplesPrologue: Acts 2:1-111. Paul D. Murray: Receptive Ecumenism and Catholic Learning: Establishing 5 the Agenda2. Margaret O'Gara: Receiving Gifts in Ecumenical Dialogue3. Ladislas Orsy, S.J.: Authentic Learning and Receiving: A Search for Criteria4. Philip Sheldrake: Becoming Catholic Persons and Learning to Be a Catholic People5. Nicholas Lash: The Church: A School of Wisdom?6. Walter Kasper: Credo Unam Sanctam Ecclesiam - The Relationship Between the Catholic and the Protestant Principles in Fundamental Ecclesiology7. Riccardo Larini: Texts and Contexts: Hermeneutical Reflections on Receptive EcumenismII: Receptive Ecumenical Learning through Catholic DialoguePhilip Endean, S. J.: Prologue - Phillipians 1 3-7a8. Keith F. Pecklers, S.J.: What Roman Catholics Have to Learn from Anglicans9. Michael E. Putney: Receptive Catholic Learning through Methodist-Catholic Dialogue10. David Chapman: A Methodist Perspective on Catholic Learning11. William G. Rusch: The International Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue: An Example of Ecclesial Learning and Ecumenical Reception12. Paul McPartlan: Catholic Learning and Orthodoxy: The Promise and Challenge of Eucharistic EcclesiologyIII: Receptive Ecumenism and Catholic Church OrderPrologue - Ephesians 4: 7, 11-1613. James F. Puglisi, S.A.: Catholic Learning Concerning Apostolicity and Ecclesiality14. Denis Edwards: The Holy Spirit as the Gift: Pneumatology, Receptivity and Catholic Re-reception of the Petrine Ministry In the Theology of Walter Kasper15. Joseph Fameree: What Might Catholicism Learn from Orthodoxy in Relation to Collegiality16. Paul Lakeland: Potential Catholic Learning Around Lay Participation in Decision Making17. Patrick Connolly: Receptive Ecumenical Learning and Episcopal Accountability within Contemporary Catholicism: Canonical ConsiderationsIV:The Pragmatics of Receptive Ecumenical LearningPhilip Endean, S.J.: Prologue - John 11: 43b-5318. Mary Tanner, OBE: From Vatican II to Mississauga: Lessons in Receptive Ecumenical Learning from the Anglican-Roman Catholic Bilateral Dialogue Process19. Donald Bolen: Receptive Ecumenism and Recent Initiatives in the Catholic Church's Dialogues with the Anglican Communion and the World Methodist Council20. Geraldine Smyth, O.P.: Jerusalem, Athens, and Zurich: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Factors Inhibiting Receptive Ecumenism21. Brendan Tuohy and Eamonn Conway: Managing Change in the Irish Civil Service and the Implications for Transformative Ecclesial Learning22. Peter McGrail: The Fortress Church under Reconstruction? Sociological Factors Inhibiting Receptive Catholic Learning in the Church in England and Wales23. James Sweeney: Ecumenism and the 'Tribe': A Sociological Perspective on Receptive Ecumenism24. Thomas Reese, S.J.: Organisational Factors Inhibiting Receptive Catholic LearningV: Retrospect and ProspectPhilip Endean, S.J.: Prologue - Revelation 1:9-1825. Andrew Louth: Receptive Ecumenism and Catholic Learning: An Orthodox Perspective26. Nicholas Sagovsky: The Place of Anglicanism in Receptive Ecumenism and Catholic Learning27. Herve Legrand, O.P.: Receptive Ecumenism and the Future of Ecumenical Dialogues: Privileging Differentiated Consensus and Drawing Its Institutional Consequences28. Gabriel Flynn: Receptive Ecumenism and Catholic Learning: Reflections in Dialogue with Yves Congar and B. C. Butler29. Gerard Mannion: Receptive Ecumenism and the Hermeneutics of Catholic Learning: The Promise of Comparative Ecclesiology30. Daniel W. Hardy: Receptive Ecumenism: Learning by Engagement31. Jeffrey Gros, F.S.C.: Learning the Ways of Receptive Ecumenism: Formational and Catechetical Considerations32. Peter Philips: Receiving the Experience of Eucharistic CelebrationBibliographyName IndexSubject Index

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"there are many gems. The book, and the movement it articulates, is like the tiny tips of spring buds on a raw day before spring has begun." --Christopher Hill, Church Times 06/10/2009