Leaning into the Spirit

Ecumenical Perspectives on Discernment and Decision-making in the Church

  • Virginia Miller
  • The Most Rev’d. Sir David Moxon
  • The Rt. Rev’d. Prof. Stephen Pickard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Virginia Miller, David Moxon
    Pages 1-10
  3. The Spirit of Ecumenism: Theological Impulses

  4. Context for Discernment and Decision-Making

  5. Receiving Through Dialogue: Past and Present

  6. The Spirit of Convergence: A Way Forward?

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-261

About this book


“The most important question we need to ask ourselves is where the Christianity of the 21st century is headed.  This is the time to seek transformative ecumenism, and this collection of essays will prove to be a very meaningful resource to share wisdom and vision for the 21st century ecumenism.”
The Rev'd Prof. Sang Chang, World Council of Churches (WCC) Asia President

“Christianity’s increasing global dynamics and internal fragmentation call for new perspectives on ecumenism. This collection of articles offers an in-depth review of global ecumenical challenges and it provides solid information about new and promising ways of benefitting from inner-Christian otherness.”
Prof. Werner G. Jeanrond, Professor of Dogmatics, University of Oslo, Norway

“This volume gives fresh hope and encouragement to those who faithfully dedicate their lives to the unity of the Church, and to those who serve their churches and their ecumenical commissions.  The present volume presents a compelling testimony that the Ecumenical Movement is flourishing, and that its agenda is as relevant today as it has always been.”
The Rev’d. Canon Dr. John Gibaut, Director for Unity, Faith and Order

This book contains fresh insights into ecumenism and, notwithstanding claims of an “ecumenical winter,” affirms the view that we are actually moving into a “new ecumenical spring.” It offers new theological insights in the areas of Christology, Pneumatology and Trinitarian theology, and discusses developments in ecumenism in the USA, UK, Australia, India, and Africa, as well as in ecumenical institutions such as the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Anglican Roman Catholic Commission (ARCIC). 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Virginia Miller
    • 1
  • The Most Rev’d. Sir David Moxon
    • 2
  • The Rt. Rev’d. Prof. Stephen Pickard
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Public and Contextual Theology (PaCT)Charles Sturt UniversityBartonAustralia
  2. 2.Archbishop Emeritus of the Anglican ChurchAotearoaNew Zealand
  3. 3.Australian Centre for Christianity and CultureCharles Sturt UniversityBartonAustralia

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