80% final essay (2000 words); 20% participation and formal debate
The aim of this module is to familiarize students with the Catholic Church’s ecumenical and inter-religious engagement. More particularly, the module (i) covers the key ecclesiological and theological principles which guide Catholic dialogue and (ii) explores in some depth certain ecumenical and inter-religious dialogues (E.g., Catholic – Jewish dialogue, Catholic – Lutheran dialogue etc.).
- — Explain the difference between Ecumenism and Inter-religious dialogue.
- — Explain how dialogue, both ecumenical and inter-religious, is compatible with fundamental Catholic ecclesiological principles.
- — Explain how the dogmatic axiom Extra ecclesiam nulla salus is to be understood.
- — Discuss some of the key doctrinal and religious differences between Catholics and other Non-Catholic Christians and non-Christians.
- — Differentiate between inclusivist, pluralist, and exclusivist approaches to inter-religious dialogue.
- — Explain the different modes of dialogical activity, including spiritual, charitable, doctrinal, and ‘receptive’ ecumenism.
- — Lumen Gentium 1-17
- — Unitatis Redintegratio
- — Nostra Aetate