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Title: Incarnation, Ecumenism and Ecclesiology in the Thought of Cardinal Yves Congar and Bishop B.C. Butler
Author(s): FLYNN, Gabriel
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 31    Issue: 3-4   Date: 2006   
Pages: 196-213
DOI: 10.2143/LS.31.3.2028183

Abstract :
This paper explores the relationship between the respective themes of incarnation, ecumenism, and ecclesiology in the thought of Congar and Butler. By drawing Congar and Butler into dialogue on the incarnation and by relating that dialogue to their respective ecumenical visions, an effort is made to contribute to a renewed commitment to the original goals of the modern ecumenical movement. The paper considers whether a return to the incarnate Christ, the primordial source of unity in the world, provides new impetus for ecumenism; a hypothesis that will be tested by reference to the urgent challenges to the ecumenical movement currently emerging in Northern Ireland.

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