Receptive ecumenism and discerning the sensus fidelium: Expanding the categories for a Catholic reception of revelation

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Rush, Ormond 2017. Receptive ecumenism and discerning the sensus fidelium: Expanding the categories for a Catholic reception of revelation. Theological Studies. 78 (3), pp. 559 - 572. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563917714619
AuthorsRush, Ormond
Abstract

The benefits of the approach of “receptive ecumenism” are becoming increasingly appreciated within ecumenical circles. A primary focus is the way a particular Christian tradition can learn from another and, in a mutual exchange of gifts, receive gifts that have not been part of one’s own tradition. This essay views this dynamic in terms of recognizing differing “senses of the faith” that the Holy Spirit has brought forth within the baptized of different churches. It proposes that Catholic discernment of the sensus fidelium, as presupposed in Lumen Gentium 12, should also include the sensus fidei of other Christians, and that ecumenical dialogues play a crucial role in that ecclesial discernment.

Year2017
JournalTheological Studies
Journal citation78 (3), pp. 559 - 572
PublisherTheological Studies Inc.
ISSN0040-5639
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563917714619
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85028032590
Page range559 - 572
Research GroupSchool of Theology
Place of publicationUnited States of America
EditorsP. Crowley
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