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Title: Moving into the Ecumenical Future
Author(s): CROSSIN, John W.
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 44    Issue: 2   Date: 2021   
Pages: 152-172
DOI: 10.2143/LS.44.2.3289494

Abstract :
This forum article presents an optimistic view of the ecumenical future, based on the belief that the Holy Spirit continues guiding Christians toward Unity. This paper reviews recent ecumenical agreements and ecumenical literature. These show positive developments and remaining issues. They point to the vitality of the method of differentiated consensus found in the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification and to the practical importance of a receptive ecumenism where Christian traditions share the Holy Spirit’s gifts with one another. The paper concludes with some personal reflections on context, clarity, and leadership for ecumenical progress.

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