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Ecumenical Movement
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1. The Ecumenical Movement denotes the “movement of oneness and coming together of Christianity on earth” (R. V. Kienle). The goal of the Ecumenical Movement within Christianity is the re-gathering of splintered Christianity to the one, holy, apostolic, and universal church of Jesus Christ, in the common → Lord's Supper and the worldwide bond of love of all churches. Outside Christianity, th…

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Baumann, Urs, “Ecumenical Movement”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 15 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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