Vatican II revolved around the word communion; yet, few works have been devoted to a revival of the entire vision of the Church around communion. Therefore the author has undertaken that task in this study, which focuses on the ecumenical ramifications of an ecclesiology of communion.
This work razes the walls of misunderstanding, suspicions and claims behind which the various ecclesial traditions, Roman Catholic included, have been barricaded and from behind which they have only recently considered venturing.
The late J.M.R. Tillard, OP, (1927-2000), served as vice-president of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches, was consultor to the Vatican's Secretariat for Christian Unity, and a member of several ecumenical commissions. He also wrote Church of Churches: The Ecclesiology of Communion, published by The Liturgical Press.