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

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

by Paul Murray
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199216452

ISBN-13: 9780199216451

Pub. Date: 11/15/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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 recognized as making a distinctive and important new contribution to ecumenical thought and practice. Beyond this, the volume tests and illustrates this

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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 recognized 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 "hat can we learn with integrity from our others?"

This approach is not simply ecumenism as shared mission, or ecumenism as problem-solving and incremental agreement but ecumenism as a vital long-term program of individual, communal and structural conversion driven, like the Gospel that inspires it, by the promise of conversion into greater life and 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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ISBN-13:
9780199216451
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors xxiii

Abbreviations xxxiii

Part 1 Vision and Principles

Prologue to Part I Acts 2: 1-13 Philip Endean, SJ 3

1 Receptive Ecumenism and Catholic Learning-Establishing the Agenda Paul D. Murray 5

2 Receving Gifts in Ecumenical Dialogue Margaret O'Gara 26

3 Authentic Learning and Receiving-A Search for Criteria Ladislas Örsy, SJ 39

4 Becoming Catholic Persons and Learning to Be a Catholic People Philip Sheldrake 52

5 The Church-A School of Wisdom? Nicholas Lash 63

6 'Credo Unam Sanctam Ecclesiam'-The Relationship Between the Catholic and the Protestant Principles in Fundamental Ecclesiology Walter Kasper 78

7 Texts and Contexts-Hermeneutical Reflections on Receptive Ecumenism Riccardo Larini 89

Part 2 Receptive Ecumenical Learning Through Catholic Dialogue

Prologue to Part II Philippians 1: 3-7 Philip Endean, SJ 105

8 What Roman Catholics Have to Learn from Anglicans Keith F. Pecklers, SJ 107

9 Receptive Catholic Learning Through Methodist-Catholic Dialogue Michael E. Putney 122

10 A Methodist Perspective on Catholic Learning David M. Chapman 134

11 The International Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue-An Example of Ecclesial Learning and Ecumenical Reception William G. Rush 149

12 Catholic Learning and Orthodoxy-The Promise and Challenge of Eucharistice Ecclesiology Paul McPartlan 160

Part 3 Recepetive Ecumenism and Catholic Church Order

Prologue 3 to Part III Ephesians 4: 7, 11-16 Philip Endean SJ 179

13 Catholic Learning Concerning Apostolicity and Ecclesiality James F. Puglisi, SA 181

14 The Holy Spirit as the Gift-Pneumatology and Catholic Re-reception of the Petrine Ministry in the Theology of Walter Kasper Denis Edwards 197

15 What Might Catholicism Learn from Orthodoxy in Relation to Collegiality? Joseph Famerée, SCJ 211

16 Potential Catholic Learning Around Lay Participation in Decision-making Paul Lakeland 226

17 Receptive Ecumenical Learning and Episcopal Accountability Within Contemporary Roman Catholicism-Canonical Considerations Patrick Connolly 241

Part 4 The Pragmatics of Receptive Ecumenical Learning

Prologue to Part IV John 11: 43-53 Philip Endean, SJ 255

18 From Vatican II to Mississauga-Lessons in Receptive Ecumenical Learning from the Anglican-Roman Catholic Bilateral Dialogue Process Mary Tanner 258

19 Receptive Ecumenism and Recent Initiatives in the Catholic Church's Dialogues with the Anglican Communion and the World Methodist Council Donald Bolen 271

20 Jerusalem, Athens, and Zurich-Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Factors Inhibiting Receptive Ecumenism Geraldine Smyth, OP 285

21 Managing Change in the Irish Civil Service and the Implications for Transformative Ecclesial Learning Brendan Tuohy Eamonn Conway 303

22 The Fortress Church Under Reconstruction? Sociological Factors Inhibiting Receptive Catholic Learning in the Church in England and Wales Peter McGrail 319

23 Receptive Ecumenism, Ecclesial Learning, and the "Tribe" James Sweency, CP 333

24 Organizational Factors Inhibiting Receptive Catholic Learning Thomas J. Reese, SJ 346

Part 5 Retrospect and Prospect

Prologue to Part V Revelation 1: 9-18 Philip Endean, SJ 359

25 Receptive Ecumenism and Catholic Learning-an Orthodox Perspective Andrew Louth 361

26 Anglicanisam and the Conditions for Communion-A Response to Cardinal Kasper Nicholas Sagovsky 373

27 Receptive Ecumenism and the Future of Ecumenical Dialogues-Privileging Differentiated Consensus and Drawing its Institutional Consequences Hervé Legrand, OP 385

28 Receptive Ecumenism and Catholic Learning-Reflections in Dialogue Yves Congar B. C. Butler Gabriel Flynn 399

29 Receptive Ecumenism and the Hermeneutics of Catholic Learning-The Promise of Comparative Ecclesiology Gerard Mannion 413

30 Receptive Ecumenism-Learning by Engagement Daniel W. Hardy 428

31 Learning the Ways of Receptive Ecumenism-Formational and Catechetical Considerations Jeffrey Gros, FSC 442

32 Receiving the Experience of Eucharistic Celebration Peter Phillips 457

Bibliography 469

Name Index 515

Subject Index 523

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