Receptive Ecumenism and the Virtues

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Pizzey, Antonia. (2022). Receptive Ecumenism and the Virtues. In Receptive Ecumenism as Transformative Ecclesial Learning: Walking the Way to a Church Re-formed pp. 448-462 Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780192845108.003.0037
AuthorsPizzey, Antonia
Abstract

Receptive Ecumenism has been described as ‘a virtuous virus’, intentionally designed to be adaptable to the needs of specific contexts. Therefore, a standardized approach is neither possible nor desirable. Yet, all applications of Receptive Ecumenism require engaging with processes of discernment. The development of pathways or guidelines for exploring receptive ecumenical discernment is, therefore, an important issue. This chapter explores Receptive Ecumenism’s distinctive emphasis on the virtues as a pathway for its process of discernment directed towards ecclesial reform. It is argued that the virtues of love, hospitality, humility, and hope, in particular, can act as guidelines for approaching receptive ecumenical discernment.

Keywordsspiritual ecumenism; virtues; hospitality; discernment; Thomas Aquinas; Receptive Ecumenism
Page range448-462
Year01 Jan 2022
Book titleReceptive Ecumenism as Transformative Ecclesial Learning: Walking the Way to a Church Re-formed
PublisherOxford University Press
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
ISBN9780192845108
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780192845108.003.0037
Web address (URL)https://academic.oup.com/book/43054/chapter/361489007
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