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Offline Peter J

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What does "ecumenism of return" mean?
« on: June 10, 2011, 06:24:49 PM »
What does "ecumenism of return" mean to you?
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Re: What does "ecumenism of return" mean?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 12:48:18 PM »
Having never heard the term, nothing.
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Re: What does "ecumenism of return" mean?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2011, 08:49:00 PM »
Having never heard the term, nothing.

Well, I guess the simplest definition would be (from a Catholic pov): ecumenism as non-Catholics "returning" to the Catholic Church.

By extension, I would imagine (though I could be wrong) that for Orthodox it means: ecumenism as non-Orthodox "returning" to the Orthodox Church.
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Re: What does "ecumenism of return" mean?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 08:44:38 AM »
It's the only one possible kind of ecumenism.
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Re: What does "ecumenism of return" mean?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 11:14:34 AM »
It's the only one possible kind of ecumenism.

Good answer.
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Re: What does "ecumenism of return" mean?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 11:51:20 AM »
What does "ecumenism of return" mean to you?

When it comes to Catholic and Orthodox Catholic interactions I prefer to think of the ecclesiology of communion.

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