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A History of the Desire for Christian Unity. Ecumenism in the Churches (19th–21st Century) is a multi-volume reference work on the history of ecumenism. The ecumenical movement is understood as a twentieth-century movement of European origin with a global reach. This reference work is a reconstruction of the arc of time in which the Christian churches transitioned from a position of hostility to one of dialogue, and from separation to forms of communion. Scholars across the continents and disciplines explore a history of individuals and groups, generations and assemblies, documents and programs, theologies and practices, all firmly placed within the framework of a desire for unity.

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30. Dom Lambert Beauduin, Founder of the Monastery of Amay-Chevetogne: A Prelude to Ecumenism in the Catholic Church

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Author(s): Haquin, André
In: Volume 1 Dawn of Ecumenism | Part III. Beginnings: Movements Become a Movement previous chapter 1 Introduction When browsing through the impressive biography compiled by Raymond Loonbeek and Jacques Mortiau,1 the reader may gain the impression that Fr. Lambert Beauduin lived several consecutive lives: first as a diocesan priest involved in education (1897–1899) and as a labor chaplain (1899–1906), then as a Benedictine monk at Mont César Abbey in Leuven (1906) and as the initiator of the Belgian liturgical movement (1909–1914). After the interlude of World War i, he reappeared …