Virginia Miller (Editor), David Moxon (Editor)

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In 2017, Charles Sturt University and the Australian Catholic University co-hosted the Fourth International Conference on Receptive Ecumenism in Canberra, Australia. This conference was a successor to conferences in Durham and Connecticut and built on ideas that were expressed at these conferences. Receptive Ecumenism is a method of ecumenism that focuses on learning from dialogue partners rather than being preoccupied with teaching dialogue partners. Paul Murray, the originator of Receptive Ecumenism, claims that productive ecumenical dialogue begins with introspection and an awareness of one’s own deficiencies and the possibility that one’s dialogue partner can assist to correct these deficiencies. It is claimed that this process leads to ongoing shared learning and improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeaning into the spirit
Subtitle of host publicationEcumenical perspectives on discernment and decision-making in the church
EditorsVirginia Miller, David Moxon, Stephen Pickard
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030199975
ISBN (Print)9783030199968
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NamePathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue

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