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Ecumenical consciousness has not always been part of the Catholic experience. Frederick M. Bliss, S.M., traces how the concern for ecumenism came about-from uneasy tension to confidence in the true grace of catholicity. This new edition follows significant developments in dialogues with the Catholic Church up to 2006 and suggests likely trends of continuing change. It studies the forces that had an impact on the Second Vatican Council, forces that continue to steer the church into relationships with other ...
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Catholic and Ecumenical: History and Hope

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Overview

Ecumenical consciousness has not always been part of the Catholic experience. Frederick M. Bliss, S.M., traces how the concern for ecumenism came about-from uneasy tension to confidence in the true grace of catholicity. This new edition follows significant developments in dialogues with the Catholic Church up to 2006 and suggests likely trends of continuing change. It studies the forces that had an impact on the Second Vatican Council, forces that continue to steer the church into relationships with other Christian communities, other religions, and the world.
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Editorial Reviews

Bishop Richard Garrard
Accurate and up-to-date, consistently fair and always lucid, this book is essential reading for all aspiring ecumenists. Bliss's assessments of the many traditions described are a model of how slow but perceptible progress can be made toward the goal of the unity which is the Lord's will. The breadth and depth of Bliss's reading is striking and shows readers something of the work to be done.
Father Donald Bolen
Father Bliss's text is the work of a scholar and priest whose long-standing commitment to and involvement in ecumenical relations has given him a solid grasp of the 'culture of dialogue' that has emerged since Vatican II. Bliss writes from a particularly well-informed vantage point in providing an excellent overview of the Catholic Church's irrevocable commitment to full visible unity among all Christians, and his extensive consultation with theologians currently involved in international ecumenical dialogues makes this text a particularly valuable resource for all who are engaged in ecumenical activity.
Reverend Dr. Thomas A. Baima
Father Bliss has done a great service to the teaching of ecumenism with this revision. He situates the modern ecumenical movement in the larger context of Christian history, allowing us to understand the contemporary dialogues in relation to the history of doctrine.
October 2008 The Catholic Historical Review
Frederick M. Bliss's Catholic and Ecumenical is a welcome addition to the theological library....Its breadth of scope in treatment of Catholicism and other Christian traditions with which it relates serves a readership wider than most books on the ecumenical shelf.
Winter 2010 Journal of Ecumenical Studies
A professor of ecclesiology and ecumenism at St. Thomas University in Rome, Bliss has a superb command of his subject. He is also a master of summarizing complex history and material into concise, readable prose. He puts it all into historical context, so that any novice in the field can appreciate the revolutionary changes that have occurred in Catholicism since the mid-1960s.
Reverend Michael Seed
Father Bliss has trained generations of ecumenists at the Angelicum in Rome and is generally thought to be one of the Church's real leaders in the field of ecumenical pedagogy. This new edition will be a standard reference work for all interested in ecumenism, and I recommend it very highly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742552579
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 1,299,473
  • Product dimensions: 0.47 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Frederick M. Bliss, S.M., teaches ecumenical theology at the Angelicum in Rome where he also coordinates the work of the ecumenical section of the university. He is the author of Anglicans in Rome and Understanding Reception: A Background to its Ecumenical Use.

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Table of Contents


Dialogues     vii
Abbreviations     ix
Foreword   Mary Tanner     xi
Introduction     xvii
A Church to Change     1
A Changing Church     29
Uniform No Longer     47
Estranged Sisters     65
Reform to Reformation     87
Reformation in England     123
Leaning toward the Future     159
Index     179
About the Author     185
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