Ecumenical Methodology & Achievements

Date Cancelled
College Regis College
Instructor(s) Wood, Susan K.
Course Code RGT5641HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

Following a brief history of the ecumenical movement, this course examines the ecumenical documents of the Catholic church outlining the principles, spirituality, and norms governing the practice of ecumenism in the Catholic Church. It then examines the ecumenical processes that developed beginning from the moment in which the churches established contacts among themselves and undertook conversations and identifies the presuppositions and implications of these practices. Various methodologies used in ecumenical dialogue examined in this course include a historical method, the turn to constructive theology, differentiating consensus, and receptive ecumenism. The various kinds of ecumenical documents studied include multi-lateral consensus documents from the World Council of Churches, bi-lateral dialogue statements, and interim convergence documents on Eucharist, church, and ministry. The course ends by examining processes of ecumenical reception. Students may develop projects and papers with respect to their own ecclesial traditions.

Schedule Thu
Start Time 11:00
End Time 13:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Research Paper
Book Review
Previously Offered Winter 2022
Currently Offered Fall 2023