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Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic LearningExploring a Way for Contemporary Ecumenism$
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Paul Murray

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199216451

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216451.001.0001

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Authentic Learning and Receiving—A Search for Criteria

Authentic Learning and Receiving—A Search for Criteria

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(p.39) 3 Authentic Learning and Receiving—A Search for Criteria
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Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning
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Ladislas Örsy, SJ

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216451.003.0004

Receptive learning among Christian churches is authentic only when it is marked by truth and transfused by prudence. A community that is intent on receptive learning must first learn about valuable insights and praiseworthy practices in another church, and only then can the community receive them into its existing tradition. To bring such a process to a good resolution requires norms for authenticity. This chapter discusses these norms, specifically, preserving identity, true and false reception, and prudent and imprudent reception.

Keywords:   receptive learning, receiving, healing, Roman Catholicism, Christianity, Catholic Church

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