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Michael E Putney was born in Gladstone, Queensland in June 1946. He was educated in Townsville and Brisbane and was ordained a priest in June 1969 and later completed post graduate studies at the Gregorian in Rome with some time in Belgium. He taught Systematic Theology at Pius XII Seminary in Brisbane from 1975 to 1995. He was ordained a Bishop in 1995 and was an Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Brisbane until January 2001 when he was appointed the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Townsville. His interest in ecumenical matters dates back to his seminary days. Since then he has served on various diocesan, state, national and international ecumenical bodies. He has been Roman Catholic Co-Chairman of the International Methodist and Roman Catholic Dialogue, from 1996 as well as member of various other international Dialogues. From mid 2009 to mid 2010 he was Interim President of the National Council of Churches in Australia and was elected the President at the 2010 Forum, and resigned in 2013 after becoming ill. Michael has also been a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity since 2004.

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This book is a collection of essays by the Australian Roman Catholic Bishop Michael Putney on the topic of ecumenism. The essays date from 1991 through to 2009 and are taken from papers and articles that he has written. The book’s introduction outlines Bishop Michael’s involvement in ecumenical affairs from his early seminary days, right through to as a Bishop in his international involvement with bodies such as the World Council of Churches and later as a member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The book has chapters on relations with the Anglican Communion, the Lutheran Church, the Methodist, as well as the Jewish faith. It also examines some key themes and issues in ecumenism: the papacy, baptism, and justification. The book includes a Foreword written by theological friend and colleague from the International Methodist-Roman Catholic dialogue, the Revd Geoffrey Wainwright of Duke University, USA.

‘My acquaintance with Bishop Michael Putney springs from our common participation in the Joint Commission for Dialogue between the World Methodist Council and the Roman Catholic Church. In our doctrinal discussions and reflections Bishop Putney has consistently demonstrated intellectual acumen; he embodied a constant pastoral concern for our Commission’s anticipated results in the longer term; and he paid a careful practical attention to the working procedures of our group.’

The Revd Geoffrey Wainwright, Dr Theol, DD Cushman Professor Emeritus of Christian Theology The Divinity School, Duke University

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