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date: 06 August 2020

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This chapter discusses the theological foundations for and character of Roman Catholic participation in the ecumenical movement. Following a consideration of the emergence of the modern ecumenical movement and the Catholic Church’s ambivalence towards it, the chapter treats Vatican II as a pivotal development that resulted in the Church’s strong commitment to ecumenical engagement. A treatment of the main achievements of the subsequent decades follows, focusing on developments in the dialogue with the Lutheran and Anglican communities. The chapter concludes by examining the gradual stalling of progress in some of these engagements and suggests ways in which the ‘receptive ecumenism’ movement offers new ways forward.

Keywords: ecumenism, unity, church, Vatican II, Anglicanism, Lutheranism, ecclesiology

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