The Ecumenical Imperative After Vatican II: Achievements and Challenges
Contribution to Book
Catholicism Opening to the World and Other Confessions
The more than fifty years of dialogue since Vatican II launched the Catholic Church into the ecumenical movement have resulted in significant convergence, but reception of these results remains slow and inconclusive despite the stunning success of the Joint Declaration on Justification signed in 1999. This presentation explores some of the challenges for reception within the ecclesial and social context of ecumenical relationships today and discusses why the ecumenical imperative is even more critical at this point in time. It also suggests a model of ecclesiology for the reception of relationships of full communion.
Wood, Susan K., "The Ecumenical Imperative After Vatican II: Achievements and Challenges" (2018). Theology Faculty Research and Publications. 810.